The morphologic examination of urinary sediment as an aid of dominant importance in the diagnosis of renal suppuration.
—Renal abscess or ulceration of the kidney has only comparatively recently been added to the nosology of serious pathologic lesions. Its ready and definite recognition, with an accurate knowledge of its etiology, with our modern precise and effective treatment of it, makes one of the grandest achievements of the art and science of surgery in the nineteenth century.For a long time past, for say thirty or thirty-five years, since, in fact, the study of the histologic elements of the human body began to assume the aspect of a science, more or less importance has been attached to the significance of the morphologic elements found in the urinary sediment, as an important though indefinite auxiliary in the diagnosis of renal suppuration.M. Alberan was among the first to utilize this aid in
MANLEY TH. RENAL SUPPURATION, CATARRHAL, SPECIFIC AND TRAUMATIC, AND THE VALUE OF MICRO-URANALYSIS OF THE URINARY SEDIMENT AS AN AID TO DEFINITE DIAGNOSIS OF IT.. JAMA. 1897;XXIX(21):1048–1053. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440470016002c