It is deemed of interest to report this case, since careful search of the literature reveals no similar ones. Many authors, in general discussion, mention that gonococcic infection may recur following operations but mention no specific instances. Dr. A. L. Wolbarst1 says : "It is a curious but explainable fact that a long-forgotten gonococcal infection may be revived and an acute inflammation develop as the result of an injury, inflammation, or a surgical operation in some distant part of the body." Similar general statements are the only type that are found in the literature.
REPORT OF CASE
—T. D. H., a white man, aged 70, retired from business, admitted to the Huggins Hospital, Oct. 12, 1934, complained chiefly of complete inability to void for the preceding twelve hours. For the past year, gradually increasing in severity to date, he had noticed
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