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May 8, 1943

Renal Lithiasis

JAMA. 1943;122(2):141. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840190071029

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In this volume the author presents the results of ten years' study of the etiology and treatment of renal lithiasis. Seventy of the one hundred and twenty pages are devoted to etiology. The relationship between the formation of stone and the absence of certain essentials in the diet has been noted by many observers and is duly considered. The results of the author's experiments in the production and cure of stones are presented in great detail, so that any one interested has immediate access to this information without extensive search through the literature. Although most of the text is devoted to this phase of the subject, other factors in the etiology, including the subject of renal calculi due to sulfapyridine, are also given. Symptoms and diagnosis are well presented. The author stresses the importance of careful and complete preoperative study by roentgen ray, pyelography, functional tests and bacteriologic examinations of

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