HENRY J. MONTOYE, PH.D.; JOHN A. FAULKNER, PH.D.; HORACE J. DODGE, M.D.; WILLIAM M. MIKKELSEN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; PARK W. WILLIS III, M.D., F.A.C.P.; WALTER D. BLOCK, PH.D.
Historians have noted what appears to be an increased prevalence of gout among distinguished men of genius and accomplishment (1, 2). Furthermore, Cobb and his associates (3-5) have presented evidence that business executives, mostly in the middle management level, had significantly higher levels of serum uric acid than craftsmen. There was a tendency among craftsmen for serum uric acid to be positively related to years of education. It was also reported that medical students, who aspire to a high social level, tended to have high serum uric acid concentrations. There was no significant correlation between serum uric acid concentration and
MONTOYE HJ, FAULKNER JA, DODGE HJ, MIKKELSEN WM, WILLIS PW, BLOCK WD. Serum Uric Acid Concentration Among Business Executives: With Observations on Other Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors. Ann Intern Med. ;66:838–850. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-66-5-838
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;66(5):838-850.
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