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The first chapter of this book deals with the general symptomatology of renal diseases, as manifested through derangements of the nervous, vascular, respiratory, digestive, cutaneous and urinary systems.
The second chapter is devoted to the clinical examination of the urine, which the author's ready clinical knowledge enables him to render extremely practical, and clear in detail. Something over a hundred pages are devoted to this very important subject.
The several forms of nephritis are next considered in detail. With regard to the nephritis of pregnancy; which heretofore has generally been considered as arising mostly during the last months of gestation, the author writes: "it would be more accurate, however, to state, that it is rarely met with before the end of the third month, and, that it hardly ever develops after the seventh month." With regard also to the generally accepted statement, that primiparæ are more liable to nephritis than
A Practical Treatise on Diseases of the Kidneys, and Urinary Derangements. JAMA. 1885;V(12):335–336. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391110027011
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