WILLIAM C. THOMAS JR., M.D., F.A.C.P.
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An international symposium on research in renal stone formation was held in Leeds, England, on April 17 to 20, 1968. Investigators from 8 countries presented 34 papers, each of which was followed by informal discussion. Certain aspects of calculus formation emphasized during this symposium will be of interest to physicians generally.
Analyses of bladder calculi from children in Southeast Asia reveal these stones to be composed largely of a mixture of calcium oxalate and either uric acid or urates. A 200-year-old collection of bladder stones from children and adults in England has also been recently analyzed, and the composition of
THOMAS WC. Urinary Tract Calculi. Ann Intern Med. ;69:165–166. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-69-1-165
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;69(1):165-166.
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