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January 29, 1910

A METHOD OF AMELIORATING RENAL COLIC: REPORT OF AN ILLUSTRATIVE CASE

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Professor of Genito-urinary Surgery, Medical Department of St. Louis University ST. LOUIS

JAMA. 1910;LIV(5):350-351. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.92550310001001d
Abstract

Few who have practiced in genito-urinary surgery for any length of time have escaped the soul-harrowing descriptions of the tortures of renal colic, as given by sufferers from that condition. It will, therefore, be needless to present any apology for rehearsing an experience that occurred to me during the recent winter, if the plan of action adopted at that time serves others as well as it did me. In effect, it promptly and readily cleared up a situation that was rapidly becoming serious, if not dangerous; and postponed for a more eligible time an operation that, if done earlier, might have brought calamity to the patient, instead of the relief that it finally occasioned. A brief history of the case follows:

History.  —A. D., an unmarried woman, aged 25, nurse, previously strong and healthy, began in the fall of 1907 to suffer from severe pain in the right side of the

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