|"Girl Lives 54 Days After Kidney Failure," Omaha World Herald, Friday, June 20, 1958, newspaper archives (http://www.genealogybank.com : accessed 14 May 2015), col 3, citing online p 49.|
A common dialysis method (the other is hemodialysis), PD is only a relatively new way to prolong life after the kidneys have failed. In 1958 it seems it was still cutting edge.
PD as it presented today:
Longer video here.
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