Some two years ago, while working up a series of urinalyses for the purpose of computing the prognostic value of Ehrlich's reaction in the tuberculous, my attention was directed to a large proportion of the specimens having a precipitate with the characteristics of an albumose. There was very little to be found in the literature concerning the significance of this adventitious content; to be more precise, many authorities denied that it portended anything. Hence, the investigation and conclusions here presented I believe to be original.
Albumosuria may be defined as the presence in the urine of a primary product of the digestion of a proteid, differing from albumin in not being coagulable by heat. The albumoses appearing in the urine have a wide nomenclature, which is of little clinical interest. Suffice it to state that it has been conclusively shown that such products are in no wise to be considered
M'CONNELL JF. THE ALBUMOSURIA OF PHTHISIS.A CLINICAL STUDY. JAMA. 1905;XLV(25):1862–1863. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.52510250028002d
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