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May 27, 1899

REPORT ON MASSAGE.MASSAGE FOR MOVABLE KIDNEY—IN GOUT—IN FRIEDREICH'S DISEASE—IN LOCOMOTOR ATAXIA—FOR DISPLACED SEMILUNAR CARTILAGES—IN SKIN DISEASES AND ULCERS. PAPER NO. III.

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BOSTON, MASS.

JAMA. 1899;XXXII(21):1151-1152. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.92450480012002d
Abstract

MASSAGE FOR MOVABLE KIDNEY.  Fellner speaks highly of the good effects of abdominal and pelvic massage for the cure of movable kidney. Of 98 cases of this affection he used this treatment in 40 severe ones, and found that the disagreeable feelings were removed and the kidney resumed its natural position in all but two patients. In 11 cases, 5 of which are minutely detailed, the good effects were observed a year or two after. Of the 98 cases, all were women. The affection occurred 67 times in the right side, 15 in the left, 19 double. Sixty-seven had given birth to children, and of these, 48 were multiparæ. In 53 cases there were also pelvic troubles. An acute injury seemed to be the starting-point in 5. There were digestive disturbances in 38, and disturbances of the intestinal functions in 59. In many there was frequent urgency to urinate; in

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