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February 27, 1904

THE DECAPSULATION OF THE KIDNEYWITH REFERENCE TO THE CONCOMITANT INTRA-OCULAR COMPLICATIONS IN THE CHRONIC FORMS NEPHRITIS.

Author Affiliations

Professor of Ophthalmology in the Post-Graduate Medical School; Clinical Instructor in Ophthalmology in the Medical Department of the University of Illinois. CHICAGO.

JAMA. 1904;XLII(9):580-585. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92490540012001c
Abstract

The object of this paper is to elicit the interest of the members of this Section in determining whether or not the decapsulation of the kidney can be accepted as a curative or as a palliative measure for the various intra-ocular complications accompanying either the diffuse, interstitial or chronic parenchymatous nephritis. The question of decapsulating the kidney1 still attracts considerable attention,2 not only from the standpoint of the surgeon but from that of the internist as well. The writer is well aware of the fact that it is rather early to make any definite statements or draw any definite conclusions as to the merits or demerits of the operation from an ophthalmologic point of view.3 But, if the paper should arouse enough interest in the matter so that before long we might have either a symposium or a more extended report on this subject, as is our wont in such

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