JOHN P. MERRILL, M.D.
Although earlier efforts at the production of an apparatus for the extracorporeal dialysis in blood had met with some success, it remained for Kolff1 in Holland and, simultaneously, Murray2 in Canada to perfect the first apparatus for effective clinical use. Since that time modifications of these devices have been constructed and used by others in this country and Europe.3, 4 Our experience has been with a modified form of the Kolff apparatus which we have used for the past two years in a series of 120 clinical trials. Modifications of the technic and new devices described elsewhere5, 6 have increased
MERRILL JP. PRESENT RÔLE OF THE ARTIFICIAL KIDNEY IN CLINICAL THERAPY1. Ann Intern Med. ;33:100–107. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-33-1-100
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;33(1):100-107.
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