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Gentlemen:—I shall this morning bring before you a series of cases of Bright's disease, illustrating several varieties of this affection. After discussing their clinical features and diagnosis, I shall make some remarks upon treatment. It happens that the wards are now rich in cases of kidney disease; so that I am enabled to group for you cases suffering with different types of the disorder.
Case I is a boy 16 years old, who was before you two weeks ago. I pointed out to you at that time the striking phenomena. I told you that he had the characteristic look of the affection. He was pale; his face was œdematous, as were his limbs; his mind was dull, and examination of his urine revealed the cause to be chronic parenchymatous nephritis. Not to repeat at length what we then discussed, I will merely speak of the treatment. I said that we
DA COSTA JM. CLINICAL LECTURE ON THE TREATMENT OF DIFFERENT FORMS OF BRIGHT'S DISEASE OF THE KIDNEYS. Delivered at the Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, November 19,1892. JAMA. 1893;XX(1):10–13. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420280018001e
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