BERNARD M. JACOBSON, M.D.
Since the original description by Folin and Denis1 in 1913 of a colorimetric method for the estimation of uric acid in blood, and the application of this method in the same year by Pratt2 to the study of gout, scores of publications have concerned themselves with both methods and with blood uric acid values in health and disease. To review this vast literature completely would serve no purpose, especially as many divergent results have had as their basis methods of estimation fraught with various sources of error. The present communication describes the use of the most recent Folin method in
JACOBSON BM. AN ARTICLE CONTRIBUTED TO AN ANNIVERSARY VOLUME IN HONOR OF DOCTOR JOSEPH HERSEY PRATT: THE URIC ACID IN THE SERUM OF GOUTY AND OF NON-GOUTY INDIVIDUALS: ITS DETERMINATION BY FOLIN'S RECENT METHOD AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF GOUT1. Ann Intern Med. ;11:1277–1295. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-11-7-1277
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