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dc.contributor.authorSomerville, Georginaen
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-15T14:22:51Z
dc.date.available2019-02-15T14:22:51Z
dc.date.issued1940
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/34037
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dc.description.abstractKidney tumours possessing that specialized property of autonomy which may prove not only destructive to the kidney but malign to the body as a whole, are rare tumours - so rare indeed that one wonders if a doctor can remain efficient in the diagnosis of the disease in the early stages under such conditions. Cellular pathology has opened up a wide field for investigation of the nature of the tumour formation but so far the essential etiological factor has not been discovered. Many authorities have suggested different determining factors in different classes of tumours. Certain of the tumours found In the kidney are of ex- tremely rare occurrence and others, such as fibroma, are from the clinical standpoint of no significance. Those of vital interest are the malignant tumours. The comparison of histories and pathological findings may be helpful in establishing those features which enable their presence to be identified clinically. The burn - ing question, clinically, is that of the surgeon - is the tumour diagnosed in time? Both doctor and surgeon should remember Trousseau's dictum, "Il n'y a pas de maladies; il n'y a que des malades".en
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
dc.relation.ispartofAnnexe Thesis Digitisation Project 2019 Block 22en
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dc.titleTumours of the kidney: a clinico-pathological studyen
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
dc.type.qualificationnameMD Doctor of Medicineen


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