GOUT IN THE WRITINGS OF EMINENT ANCIENT GREEK AND BYZANTINE PHYSICIANS
Gout is a medical condition with typical recurrent attacks of acute inflammatory arthritis. The severity of this illness has been recognised from antiquity, and several ancient physicians studied it intensively. This paper presents the pathogenesis of the disease, approaches to therapy and preventive measures based on a number of original medical scripts from Hippocrates to the end of the Byzantine era.
Keywords: podagra, gout, Hippocrates, ancient Greek physicians, Byzantine medicine