Internal Medicine: Do-It-Yourself Kidney

Michigan Scrap Dealer Albert Blumenfeld knew, only two months ago, that some way must be found, and found quickly, to overcome his progressive kidney failure, or he would die of uremic poisoning. One diseased kidney had been removed 16 years ago, and now the other was failing fast. Yet last week Blumenfeld was very much alive; he was whacking tennis balls to his son at his Southfield home, and talking about going back to bowling. After months with no appetite for his bland and tasteless salt-free diet, the 49-year-old businessman was eating...

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