A Quote by Thomas Sydenham on disease, men, and simplicity

Gout, unlike any other disease, kills more rich men than poor, more wise men than simple. Great kings, emperors, generals, admirals and philosophers have all died of gout.

Thomas Sydenham (1624 - 1689)

Source: Quoted in Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, vol. IV, 1928

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