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February 25, 1933


JAMA. 1933;100(8):600. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740080064033

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To the Editor:  —From reading the paper by J. Dellinger Barney and E. Ross Mintz entitled "Infarcts of the Kidney" (The Journal, January 7), the reader would get the impression that no exact knowledge on the subject existed from the time of the classic contribution of Traube in 1856 until the paper of Dr. Ashner in 1922. The authors point out that "the literature is comparatively scanty." In a paper entitled "Clinical Manifestations of Hemorrhagic Renal Infarct: Review of Literature and Report of a Case," published in the Archives of Internal Medicine in April, 1908, I reviewed the then existing ten cases in the universal literature, to which I added my own case. I may be pardoned an author's vanity in expressing the belief that my paper possesses an historical interest because it was the first in the English language and the first in American literature to deal with the

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