The Amazing History of Kidney Treatment (Slideshow)

Discoveries that led to today's kidney treatments


What has shaped our knowledge of kidney health and helped researchers find effective ways to manage chronic kidney disease? Innovation can be quirky — like the experimental use of a washing machine as a dialysis machine. This slideshow spans the century and explores how medical discoveries are found and developed — and how Cleveland Clinic doctors have contributed to our understanding of this essential human organ: your kidneys.

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