In 1917, afterdevoting several months to an experimental study of the elements of vascular suture, I attempted the autotransplantation of a kidney into the neck in the dog. After five partially successful operations, complete success was attained.
May 2, 1917, the left kidney of Dog B 976 was transplanted into the neck by uniting the renal artery at its bifurcation with the common carotid artery, and the renal vein to the external jugular vein. Some of the details of this experiment have been published.1 Two weeks after transplantation, right nephrectomy was performed. The dog lived more than four months; it died as a result of hydronephrosis.
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Dog B 976.
—Aug. 18, 1917, three months and sixteen days after the transplantation, and three months and two days after the second nephrectomy, analyses were made for comparison of the stream urine and of that which ran down the