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February 19, 1927

Die Klinik der Nierenkrankheiten. Kurs-Vorlesungen für praktische Ärzte und Studierende.

JAMA. 1927;88(8):590. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680340062034

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This is a reproduction of the lectures delivered by the author to his postgraduate classes. He has been guided by the demands of the general practitioner, and indulges in few theoretical discussions of academic problems The first lecture deals with the general symptomatology of renal disorders and the microscopic and chemical analysis of the urine. All the concomitant phenomena, changes in the blood pressure, involvement of the heart and eye, and the various edemas are discussed as to their pathogenesis and clinical importance. In the second lecture, dealing with the functional tests, emphasis is placed on the intimate connection of their interpretation with the normal condition. The contraindications against the employment of the freshet and concentration tests are also mentioned, together with the factors that may cause a faulty interpretation. The third lecture demonstrates the value of blood chemistry for the qualification of renal insufficiency; the author ascribes great importance

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