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Not very long ago most patients with stones in their urinary tracts were abandoned by internists to their urological friends. Thanks to important contributions by metabolic-minded physicians in the past three decades-contributions such as the studies of cystinuria by Dent and Harris and of uric acid stone by Henneman and associates—these patients are now less often left to wait for the passing of the next stone with the passing of time.
Unfortunately, the physician with an interest in this topic has not had a good guide to the identification of medically-treatable types of stone, aside from a few short discussions
Die Steinerkrankungen. Handbuch der Urologie.. Ann Intern Med. 1962;56:816–817. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-56-5-816_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1962;56(5_Part_1):816-817.
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