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January 9, 1892

A REPORT OF TWO CASES OF NEPHRECTOMY, SARCOMA AND PYONEPHROSIS.Read before the Kings County Medical Association. December 8, 1891.

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JAMA. 1892;XVIII(2):38-41. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411060008001c

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The two cases herein reported present many points of special interest, and it is hoped that their consideration will afford some additional knowledge relating to surgical diseases of the kidney.

Case 1.—Miss K. D., aged 17 years, nativity New York, called at my office on April 7, 1890, to seek relief from pain in her back and right lumbar region, and a variety of symptoms pertaining to her nervous system. On careful inquiry, I elicited the following history: Father, brothers and sisters are in the enjoyment of good health. Mother died recently from kidney disease accompanied with dropsy. No other hereditary taint.

Patient has had irritable bladder since childhood. In February, 1889, she began to have pain in her back and right lumbar region, and frequent headaches. Soon after she began to have fainting spells, which would last from half an hour to two hours, with various nervous phenomena of

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