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ACUTE NEPHRITIS:  A STUDY OF FORTY-FIVE CASES

ALBERT VANDER VEER JR., M.D.; JOSEPH H. SAUNDERS, M.D.
JAMA. 1919;72(22):1586-1589. doi:10.1001/jama.1919.02610220004002.
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This paper is based on the study of forty-five cases of nephritis occurring on the medical service of base hospital No. 108 at Mesves hospital center, France, during the winter of 1918-1919. About half of the patients were in our own hospital while we were doing routine urine examinations on all patients. With one or two exceptions, none of these men complained symptomatically, and all undoubtedly would have been sent back to duty except for the discovery of albumin, casts and blood in their urine. All cases sent to this hospital were convalescent from some disease or wound and were supposedly on the road to recovery. The other half of our nephritic cases were transferred from other hospitals in this center, and most of them had shown symptoms of nephritis, a few even having had convulsions. Combining the two groups gives us a series of cases varying from the mildest

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