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The author has attempted to correlate the clinical, anatomic and experimental features of hepatic and renal disease accompanying severe toxemias and infections under the caption "acute hepatonephritis." The book contains evidence and arguments on which the author bases his thesis, the subject being presented in nine chapters dealing with the historical aspects, clinical features, experimental phases and pathologic observations. Much emphasis is placed on etiology and pathogenesis. The bibliography is extensive, although mostly from the French literature. The typography is excellent and the photomicrographs are good. Hepatonephritis is regarded as a syndrome due to elective and systematic injury simultaneously to the liver and the kidneys, the term having been applied originally by Richardière in 1890. The etiologic agents are varied, including such poisons as carbon tetrachloride, cinchophen, mercury, uranium, phosphorus, diphtheria toxin, and mushroom poison. Infectious agents, for example the spirochetes of infectious jaundice, the virus of yellow fever and
Les hépatonéphrites aiguës: Etude clinique, anatomique et expérimentale. JAMA. 1936;107(15):1246-1247. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770410068033