JAMA. 1904;XLII(7):417-420. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92490520007001a.
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It is only within a comparatively recent period that the attention of the profession has been directed to the frequent occurrence of movable or floating kidney, and it is within a still more recent time that the importance of the symptoms arising from this condition has been appreciated. The frequency of movable kidney is a point on which there has been wide diversity of opinion. All authorities agree that movable kidney is much more common in women than in men, and it is also agreed that it most frequently occurs between the ages of 25 and 40 years, and is rarely found in girls before puberty. It is also most common in women who have been pregnant. Some writers state that this condition of the kidneys is found in 25 per cent. of women who are examined for pelvic, dyspeptic or other troubles, while others regard the condition as comparatively


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