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An Essay of the True Nature and Due Method of Treating the Gout, Written for the Use of Richard Tennison, esq; together with an account of the nature and quality of bath-waters, the manner of using them, and the diseases in which they are proper: as also, of the nature and cure of most chronical distempers, not publish?d before. Fourth edition, revis?d, corrected, and enlarged to more than Double of the Former.
London:: Printed for G. Strahan, 1722., 1722. Small 4to. [2], iv, [x], 133, [1] pp. Title-page soiled, lacks final leaf of ads and rear free flyleaf. Original full mottled calf; joints broken, extremities worn. Rubber-stamp of Palmer & Merrick Library, High Street, Oxford. Good. Fourth edition, much enlarged. According to ... Cheyne and William Cadogan were two of the men who "did more than any others to encourage a rational and systematic approach to the subject of gout and its treatment amongst both physicians and the laity..." (p. 85). The first edition was issued in 1720. Cheyne advocated moderation of "food, drink and venery" along with regular exercise. Cheyne's position was also to promote his advocacy of vegetarianism. - Copeman. Cheyne was born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, took his medical degree at the University of Edinburgh (studying under Pitcairne), after graduating moved to London to begin his medical career, later practicing in Bath, is today known as an advocate of vegetarianism. He became a Fellow of the Royal Society. "Cheyne ... struggled with his own weight problem. Also, he suffered from excruciating headaches and severe gout blisters that made his skin appear, as the New Scientist article that quoted Cheyne once described it "burnt almost like the Skin of a roasted Pig." In addition, he was still plagued with bouts of depression." - Ency.com. His work on gout went through 'many? editions. See: Shom Bhattacharjee, "A brief history of gout," International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, 2009; 12: pp. 61-63. Copeman, W.S.C., A Short History of the Gout and the Rheumatics Diseases, pp. 84-7.
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