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July 1947

The Clinical and Prognostic Aspects of Acute Glomerular Nephritis.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1947;80(1):145-146. doi:10.1001/archinte.1947.00220130153016

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It is stated in the introduction that, notwithstanding recent advances, knowledge of the clinical aspects of acute glomerular nephritis is still incomplete. In some respects the opposite views are asserted. The author's material for this book is selected from records of cases of patients treated for glomerular nephritis in the Medical Clinic at Lund, Sweden, within a period of years from 1910 to 1939. This material comprises 356 patients over 10 years of age with no previous history of renal disease in whom an acute infection was followed by acute glomerular nephritis. One of the essential purposes of this book has been to try to settle which factors influence the prognosis of acute nephritis. Naturally, the reliability of the results obtained in this sort of an analysis is encumbered because of the impossibility of an exact estimation of the outcome in each individual case. This shortcoming, however, is admitted by

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