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.

Treatment

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.