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October 30, 1909

CONGENITAL ABSENCE OF ONE KIDNEY: REPORT OF A CASE

Author Affiliations

Professor of Genitourinary Surgery in George Washington University. WASHINGTON

JAMA. 1909;LIII(18):1481-1482. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.92550180039002
Abstract

Patient.  —Mrs. H., 40 years of age, was referred to me by Dr. Gerry Morgan on Oct. 27, 1907. Family history was negative save that a sister died from pulmonary tuberculosis.

Previous History.  —Patient suffered from diarrhea for thirty years; occasionally she had from eight to twelve evacuations daily. She was the mother of two children. The first labor was instrumental; the second was normal; there were no uremic symptoms either time. She had leucorrhea intermittently. In 1901 patient had excrutianting pain extending to the groin on the left side. This was followed by the passage of fifty-three stones via urethra. There was no blood passed at this time. For the succeeding two years she was practically free from symptoms; then she began to have attacks of pain similar to those

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