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      Giovan Battista Morgagni, a Pioneer of Clinical Nephrology

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          In the 18th century, Giovanni Battista Morgagni was the first to propose that specific signs and symptoms are linked to particular anatomical changes at autopsy and that these changes were the cause of the disease. This paper describes the report by Morgagni wherein he linked the anatomic findings at autopsy, specifically atrophied kidneys, with the signs and symptoms of a disease now known as uremia. From these findings, Morgagni felt that he had identified the factors responsible for the disease as well as its clinical course.

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          Journal
          AJN
          Am J Nephrol
          10.1159/issn.0250-8095
          American Journal of Nephrology
          S. Karger AG
          978-3-8055-6855-5
          978-3-318-00128-0
          0250-8095
          1421-9670
          1999
          April 1999
          23 April 1999
          : 19
          : 2
          : 222-225
          Affiliations
          Institute of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology, University of Padova, Italy
          Article
          13454 Am J Nephrol 1999;19:222–225
          10.1159/000013454
          10213822
          © 1999 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Figures: 4, References: 4, Pages: 4
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          Categories
          Contributions of Padua to Nephrology (Dedicated to Arturo Borsatti)

          Cardiovascular Medicine, Nephrology

          Autopsy, Uremia, Morgagni, Virchow, Rokitansky

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