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Table 1 Five aphorisms of Hippocrates on gout

From: A concise history of gout and hyperuricemia and their treatment

Aphorism Details
VI-28 Eunuchs do not take the gout, nor become bald
VI-29 A woman does not take the gout, unless her menses be stopped
VI-30 A youth does not get gout before sexual intercourse
VI-40 In gouty affections, inflammation subsides within 40 days
XI-55 Gouty affections become active in spring and in autumn
  1. From Hippocrates [2].