This is a very painful form of disease, generally attacking the small joints. It usually attacks men who indulge in high living, and lead a sedentary life. A celebrated physician recommended to a person afflicted with the gout, that he live upon a sixpence a day, and earn it. Attacks of this complaint rarely occur before the age of thirty-five or forty.


The affected part should be bathed with the stimulating liniment, and full courses of medicine repeated until relief is obtained. The elm poultice should also be used.