MARVIN J. BITTNER, M.D.
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It started with as promising a pain as any that can wake you up at two in the morning. I woke up with a painful, red, swollen great toe. Podagra? With a uric acid maven like Kelley as chief, what better illness could a Michigan medical resident contract? Gout is rich in heritage, treatable, better understood biochemically than many diseases, and free of the worrisome prognosis of hepatitis and the stigma of gonorrhea. Many of my peers had shown interest in it, but who else had gone far enough to contract it? True, it could be the first sign of
BITTNER MJ. K————x-Rated Therapy. Ann Intern Med. ;93:636. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-93-4-636
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;93(4):636.
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