Brighton News Story — 25 January 1799: a machine used on ‘gouty patients’

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His Grace the Duke of Northumberland, has been three weeks or a month at Brighton under the care of Mr Smith, for the cure of the gout, by means of an apparatus, invented by that gentleman, upon the principle of the air pump.  His Grace, we hear, has experienced some benefit, and we hope it will prove a lasting one.  Mr Smith’s invention, however, is not altogether new as similar experiments were a few years since, tried on gouty patients, by a gentleman in London, with a machine constructed nearly on the same principle; but we know not with what success they were attended.

From The Sussex Weekly Advertiser, 25 January 1799

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