"The Gout" 
1799 caricature of “the disease of kings”, by James Gillray. At this point in history, the cause of gout still wasn’t known, and it was only known that men who drank alcohol and partook in oily fish (oily fish like sardines were not cheap!) were far more prone to suffer than anyone else.
But! The gout could strike anyone. Young, old, women, men, teetotalers, drunks…anyone. And it still can. Some people are simply unfortunate in the cards of physiology. 

"The Gout" 

1799 caricature of “the disease of kings”, by James Gillray. At this point in history, the cause of gout still wasn’t known, and it was only known that men who drank alcohol and partook in oily fish (oily fish like sardines were not cheap!) were far more prone to suffer than anyone else.

But! The gout could strike anyone. Young, old, women, men, teetotalers, drunks…anyone. And it still can. Some people are simply unfortunate in the cards of physiology. 

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    These are true facts.
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    nelsonmilum has gout in his knee right now. He doesn’t even think he could get in the car at this point. I wanted to...
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    The guy’s house I’m staying at in Cali suffers from really bad gout and it’s really hard to watch. :(
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