Excerpt from The New York Medical Times, 1896, Vol. 24: A Monthly Journal of Medicine, Surgery and the Collateral Sciences
Ince Listerian methods have been introduced into surgery, and the surgery of the abdomen has become established, the surgery of the kid neys has assumed conspicuous proportions. It is important to observe that the right kidney is three-quarters of an inch lower than the left; that the kidney is behind the peritoneum, and that the ureter is entirely retro-peritoneal.
Among the most conspicuous symptoms that relate to the' kidney, to which the attention of surgeons is called, is that of ﬂoating kidney and it is more frequently on the right side than the left, I think, from the fact that I have mentioned, e., the anatomical relations of the right kidney.
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