Has Kolff Reached his Goal?

  • Jacob van Noordwijk


When Kolff was struck by the fate of a young man dying of chronic nephritis in 1938 he set himself the goal of developing a dialysing apparatus which could tide a renal patient over a temporary decrease of renal function, or at least attain a temporary improvement.


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