G. P. GRABFIELD, F.A.C.P.
Dr. Pratt's long interest in and contributions to the subject of gout make it a particularly appropriate subject for his birthday volume. It is especially fitting that these observations be reported here since they had their inception in a research the author was privileged to share with Dr. Pratt.1
In these experiments we concluded that the action of cinchophen on uric acid excretion was exerted through the central nervous system. At that time methods for testing this suggestion were wanting. With the development of new methods it became possible to test this hypothesis in the experimental animal. In the last
GRABFIELD GP. AN ARTICLE CONTRIBUTED TO AN ANNIVERSARY VOLUME IN HONOR OF DOCTOR JOSEPH HERSEY PRATT: A PHARMACOLOGIC STUDY OF THE MECHANISM OF GOUT1. Ann Intern Med. ;11:651–656. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-11-4-651
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