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December 16, 1905

THE ALBUMOSURIA OF PHTHISIS.A CLINICAL STUDY.

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COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.

JAMA. 1905;XLV(25):1862-1863. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.52510250028002d
Abstract

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

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