January 10, 1885


JAMA. 1885;IV(2):54-55. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390770026011

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Berlin, Nov. 24, 1884.

Wandering Kidney — Hydronephrosis — Perinephritic Abscess—Abdominal Fistula.  —In my last letter I mentioned a case of wandering kidney which I saw at the poli-klinik of Dr. Leopold Landau, Privat Docent. There is so much of general interest in this subject, and so much of especial merit in this case that I translate its history from " Die Wanderniere der Frauen"—a small brochure too little known in America, and yet one in which the whole subject is reviewed by Dr. Landau in a masterly manner: "C. M., 60 years old, has borne two children, one at forty and the other thirty-six years age. At her last confinement she had a prolapse of the uterus. For the last ten years she has suffered from pain in the loins, constant uneasiness in the abdomen, cardialgia, gastric derangement, dragging pain in the loins and pressure upon the bladder. About eight

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