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March 2, 1901

Movable Kidney.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(9):584. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470090048019

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Brooklyn, N. Y., Feb. 19. 1901.

To the Editor:  —I note with great pleasure, in The Journal of February 9, the paper entitled "Movable Kidney from the Standpoint of the General Practitioner," by Dr. Alexander Marcy, Jr. As these cases are very often of a neurasthenic type, I should like to suggest the employment of lupulin and sumbul combined with either the tincture or extract of nucis vomicæ. There can be no question of the permanent benefit derived from massage and hydrotherapy, properly carried out. Coming now to the local, or mechanical management of nephroptosis, permit me to again call attention to the plaster bandage described by me in the Medical News of Sept. 1, 1900, mentioned also by Rose in the Post-Graduate for March, 1900. This device is the most satisfactory in every way, of any form of abdominal support, which has come to my notice. It is inexpensive,

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