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February 17, 1912

A CASE OF ANURIA OF ONE HUNDRED AND FOURTEEN HOURS' DURATION: DECAPSULATION OF BOTH KIDNEYS WITH COMPLETE RECOVERY

JAMA. 1912;LVIII(7):474-475. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260020158010

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Abstract

Patient.  —C. B., aged 45, married, traveling salesman, was seen March 13, 1909, with Dr. Alexander S. Beatty, of Council Bluffs, Iowa. The patient's past, personal and family histories, as far as they could be obtained from his wife, had no bearing on his present malady. Dr. Beatty had treated him three weeks previously for an attack of headache in which albumin and blood had appeared in the urine. The trouble had rapidly disappeared under saline diuretics. March 12, he had consulted Dr. Beatty for a headache at which time the urine had showed no albumin. March 9, at about 10 p. m., he had passed urine for the last time. Saline diuretics, diuretin, digitalis, sweats and hot irrigations of bladder were resorted to without effect. The patient had sunk gradually into a stupor in which the following examination was made at the end of the fourth day of complete

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