Treating the Gout - Exercise and salts, contents 1

Subjects covered by the book include the difference between hereditary and acquired gout, and the effect of lessening the quantity of salt in the blood.

About Observations concerning the Nature and due Method of Treating Gout

 

This book examines the nature of gout, and the restorative effects of the Bath waters. Published in 1720, the author lists all the harmful effects of an Englishman's lifestyle: 'the Rankness of the Soil, the Richness of the Provisions; the living so much on Flesh Meats; the Inconstancy of the Weather, and the indulging in sedentary Amusements, or Speculative Studies.' To combat these problems, he writes, 'kind Heaven has provided Bath Waters.'

 

Taken from: Observations concerning the Nature and due method of treating Gout
Author / Creator: George Cheyne
Publisher: G Strahan
Date: 1720
Copyright: By permission of the British Library Board
Shelfmark: 1188.d.1.(4)