When did we realize that we could live with one kidney?



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    I will go ahead and say that we realized this when the first surgical removal of the kidney (Nephrectomy) was successfully completed. This was on August 2, 1869 by a German surgeon named Gustav Simon. After he proved that one kidney was sufficient for urine excretion in animals, he gave it ago on a human patient. Since then the doors to Nephrectomies have been opened. Hoped this answered your question.

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