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September 7, 1940

INJURIES OF THE KIDNEY: WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO EARLY AND ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS THROUGH PYELOGRAPHY

JAMA. 1940;115(10):822-826. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810360010003
Abstract

What with modern high powered automobiles and the ever lengthening superhighways of America, there is a sickening tide of broken and torn bodies streaming steadily into the admitting wards of our emergency hospitals everywhere. With a public still sadly indifferent to the horror of this mounting holocaust, a responsibility of particular weight rests on the profession to whose lot it falls to comfort and to heal. While those of us committed to the practice of urology find ourselves involved in this mess perhaps less frequently than our friends the orthopedists or the general surgeons, present day accident surgery is freighted with perplexing urologic problems sufficiently common and of such wide variety as to command our most thoughtful attention.

Not alone have recent years brought an astounding increase in the number of cases of injury involving the organs of the urinary tract but at the same time they have brought such

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