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March 30, 1889


JAMA. 1889;XII(13):465-468. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02400900033011

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Treatment of Acute and Subacute Nephritis-The Academy of Medicine.

It is not often that one has the pleasure of listening to such a model of clearness, conciseness and completeness as the paper read by Dr. Francis Delafield at the last meeting of the Academy of Medicine, on The Treatment of Acute and Subacute Nephritis. He acknowledged at the outset that he had no new drug to propose or no new plan of treatment to advocate. It was rather his object to determine, if possible, how plans of treatment and drugs already employed were to be intelligently applied in individual cases of the disease; since it was of importance not only that patients should be cured of their disease, but that this cure should be effected as speedily and as completely as possible, or, if the disease was an incurable one, that life and the capacity for

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