Surgery: More Blood for the Kidney

All the body's vital organs depend for their efficient functioning on a generous supply of arterial blood, and all deteriorate when that supply is curtailed. Thus it seems logical for surgeons to try to cure or alleviate disease by restoring the blood flow. The validity of this approach has been proved in the case of the brain, and it may work when an artery is implanted into the wall of a failing heart. So why not do the same thing for a failing kidney?

Previous attempts to increase the kidney's blood supply were ineffective, but Dr. Harry S. Goldsmith of...

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