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The Surgery of the Kidneys.
—Henry Morris, M.B., Surgeon to the Middlesex Hospital, recently opened the discussion on the surgery of the kidneys, before the Medical Society of London, by considering (A) the symptoms which should guide us with respect to surgical treatment, (B) which of the operations is best adapted for particular cases, and (C) as to how we can most safely and certainly find out the working power of the second kidney. In answer to the first question, A, he lays down the following propositions:Although hæmaturia, associated with frequency of micturition and a small amount of pus in the urine, is, in the absence of disease in the lower urinary tract, strong evidence in favor of renal calculus, yet pain, either in the loin, groin, or testicle, of one side, is also needed to justify the surgeon in exploring the kidney through the loin.Pain alone,
MISCELLANEOUS. JAMA. 1885;IV(16):445–448. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390910025014
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