"The Surgical Treatment of Nephritis or Bright's Disease" was the title of a paper published by me March 11, 1899, in The Journal of the American Medical Association. This is the first announcement that has ever appeared recommending a surgical treatment for Bright's disease. The date of this publication has been overlooked by Dr. G. M. Edebohls in all his articles. Dr. Edebohls' first paper, entitled "Chronic Nephritis Affecting a Movable Kidney as an Indication for Nephropexy," appeared in the Medical News, New York, April 22, 1899, one month and eleven days after my first article.
Feb. 10, 1899, a symposium on nephritis was the program of the Chicago Academy of Medicine, and the surgical treatment was assigned to me. At this meeting I related two cases of interstitial nephritis symptomatically cured by decapsulation and multiple punctures. I removed a portion of the kidney in each case, which was pathologically
FERGUSON AH. SURGICAL TREATMENT OF NEPHRITIS.. JAMA. 1903;XLI(1):8-17. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.04470030012004