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October 11, 1902

SUPPRESSION OF THE SECRETION OF URINE FOR SEVEN AND ONE-HALF DAYSWITHOUT SEVERE SYMPTOMS OF UREMIC POISONING, THE PATIENT RECOVERING.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(15):915. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.52480410039002

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Abstract

I. B., a saloon- and store-keeper in the country, aged 48, was taken sick with "lumbago" June 6, 1902. This lasted about three days. On June 9, the patient had an attack of renal colic and passed about 75 to 100 renal calculi the size of a millet seed and some as large as small peas. The urine passed contained a little blood. June 14 he had another attack of renal colic and from this day on the excreting faculty of the kidneys was entirely suppressed for seven and one-half days.

The patient is a very heavy-set man, weighing 250 pounds. His abdominal walls are so thick from fat that palpation of the abdominal organs is very difficult. He was never seriously sick up to last September, when he had his first attack of renal colic after and during which he passed a number of renal calculi of the size

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