WILLEM J. KOLFF, M.D.
As the youngest volunteer assistant in the Department of Medicine at the University of Gronigen in The Netherlands I had the care of four beds, or rather of the patients that were in them. One of my first patients was a young man suffering from chronic nephritis and slowly dying of renal failure. He was hypertensive, had headaches, became blind, and was vomiting every day. His old mother was the wife of a poor farmer, her back bent by hard work, dressed in her traditional Sunday black dress, but with a very pretty white lace cap. I had to tell
WILLEM J. KOLFF. First Clinical Experience with the Artificial Kidney. Ann Intern Med. 1965;62:608–619. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-62-3-608
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