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June 6, 1885


JAMA. 1885;IV(23):618-627. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390980002001a

Malignant disease of the kidney is one of the rarer affections with which the physician has to deal, and was little known prior to 1830. Having seen no less than four cases in a practice of five years, two my own, one occurring in the practice of Dr. G. M. Staples, of Dubuque, and one in that of Dr. Benjamin McCluer, of the same city (both of whom I take this opportunity of thanking for their,kind permission to publish their cases, as well as Dr. O. J. Fullerton, of Waterloo, and Dr. P. J. Fullerton, of Raymond, for the promptness with which they sent me the notes of the autopsy with specimens of one of my cases after it passed out of my observation), I have prepared this paper for this Association. In the time at my disposal I have succeeded in collecting the more or less complete histories of

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