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July 13, 1940


JAMA. 1940;115(2):94-97. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810280006002

Pregancy complicated by infections of the upper portions of the urinary tract presents a problem which has baffled obstetricians for many years. Not only have the etiology and course of the disease process not been clearly understood, but its treatment and, more particularly, its prevention have been quite empirical and often lacking in effectiveness. During recent years, intensive work on the problem has clarified some of the factors concerned in the etiology, enabling us to establish means of prevention. In addition, therapeusis of the infection itself has undergone most revolutionary changes, so that now we may view the disease with justifiable equanimity. As some of the more recent modes of treatment are not widely used and because there will always be need for constant vigilance as well as training of physicians to prevent the occurrence of the disease, we present this report, which will outline the treatment in use at

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