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November 5, 1927


JAMA. 1927;89(19):1619-1620. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690190057022

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Third Congress of the International Society of Urology  The third congress of the International Society of Urology has been held in Brussels.

THE COMPARATIVE VALUE OF VARIOUS BLOOD AND URINE TESTS IN URINARY SURGERY  Chabanier of Paris, Kojen of Belgrade, and Quimby of Boston were in general agreement that, in spite of the improved methods of renal tests, there is still great uncertainty as to the operative prognosis. They admitted that (1) there is a limit to the precision of urinary tests, and (2) urinary tests are valid only for the moment when they are taken. Certain urinary tests are especially inexact. That is the case with phenolsulphonphthalein. Methods based on the study of the urea may produce more precise results. Nevertheless, the precision is only apparent and not real unless the technic followed in carrying out the test is itself rigorous.


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