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July 8, 1911


JAMA. 1911;LVII(2):110-111. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260070114008

The two following cases occurred in my service in the surgical department of the Michael Reese Hospital, and are thought to be of sufficient interest to the profession in general to warrant their publication:

Case 1.  —Congenital Hydronephrosis of a Horseshoe Kidney.

History.  —S. L., male, aged 6, was admitted to the pediatric department of the Michael Reese Hospital (service of Dr. I. A. Abt), July 20, 1908, with the following history (obtained from the father): The child had been healthy as an infant; had scarlet fever and measles at age of 5; present illness began suddenly about two weeks before admission with severe pain in the right side of the abdomen, accompanied by vomiting. The pain was quite well localized and did not radiate. This improved, but recurred about twenty-four hours before admission. The pain was quite severe, accompanied by frequent vomiting and fever. Examination on admission showed