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February 17, 1917

LYMPHOGENOUS ASCENDING INFECTION OF THE URINARY TRACT

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CHICAGO

From the Nelson Morris Institute for Medical Research of the Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago.

JAMA. 1917;LXVIII(7):540-543. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.04270020204013
Abstract

In an earlier communication1 we reported the results of a series of experiments which showed that infection of the upper urinary tract can take place when an emulsion of organisms is injected into the bladders of rabbits and dogs. Our studies in this first series enabled us to conclude that the paths along which the infection travels are the lymphatics of the wall of the ureter and of the renal pelvis. The view that infection reaches the kidney from the bladder by way of the lumen of the ureter must, we feel, be abandoned, except for those cases in which an almost complete obstruction exists. In our first paper we reviewed the work of earlier investigators, which was performed under conditions seldom met with in the human being. In the majority of experiments cultures were injected into the ligated ureter. Under these conditions it was not surprising to find

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