COMMON INFECTIONS OF THE KIDNEYS WITH THE COLON BACILLUS AND ALLIED BACTERIA, BASED ON A COURSE OF LECTURES DELIVERED AT THE LONDON HOSPITAL
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regarding the various lesions under discussion. The theoretical considerations are included in one chapter, an arrangement of distinct value in this type of book which, as the author says, is to serve the busy practitioner. The histories of cases on which the book is based are given in an appendix. In his consideration of the treatment of the various types of colon infections of the kidney the author differentiates between those calling for surgical treatment, which he states comprise a small
... comprise a small group, and those suitable for nonoperative management. The author is very much in favor of treating cases of colon bacillus pyelitis by means of pelvic lavage with silver salts. Much emphasis is laid on accessory treatment in these infections, such as proper attention to the gastro-intestinal tract, regulation of the diet, warm underclothing, etc. He does not believe that vaccines are of value, laying great stress on the administration of liberal doses of alkalies. The chapters dealing with blood-borne infections of the prostate and testicle are well written, and attention is called to the possibility of infections in these organs being due to organisms other than the gonococcus. Failure to recognize this fact results many times in patients being falsely accused of having gono¬ coccus infections.