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March 23, 1912

Movable Kidney, Its Etiology, Pathology, Diagnosis, Symptoms and Treatment.

JAMA. 1912;LVIII(12):885-886. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260030283033

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The rôle played by the ordinary movable kidney in symptomatology has been variously regarded during the past few years, some writers attributing to it great importance, others asserting that it usually has little to do with the symptoms in the ordinary cases. The author of this little monograph has certainly "gone the limit" in assigning to movable kidney a causative influence in the production of all kinds of conditions. In fact, if there are any which escaped being included among the results of movable kidney, it would be hard to find them. The author says: "The symptoms of movable kidney are so diverse that their mere enumeration is of little practical value. So far as possible they will be grouped in such a way that those referable to a particular organ or system are considered together. Arranged in this way they can be described under six headings, according as they

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