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First in importance in the hygienic treatment of albuminuria, says Dr. Purdy, in his excellent work on Bright's disease, may be ranked the diet of the albuminuric patient. It is a subject to which very much study has been given, and which requires very much more. In some observations recently made Dr. T. Grainger Stewart, of Edinburgh, has sought to throw additional light on the question of the possibility of producing albuminuria by diet in persons whose kidneys were healthy, and to the effect of various forms of diet in patients affected with albuminuria.
That slight, and sometimes marked albuminuria appears after meals is a well-known fact; the mere ingestion of food of any kind will produce albuminuria in some persons, while others are only affected by particular articles of food. The experiments of Stokvis, Lehmann, Lauder Brunton, Power, Dobradin, Claude Bernard and others in regard to the causation of
DIET IN ALBUMINURIA.. JAMA. 1887;IX(9):275–276. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400080019004
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