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December 6, 1919


JAMA. 1919;73(23):1782-1783. doi:10.1001/jama.1919.02610490046023

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Nov. 6, 1919.

Congress of Urologists  Among the subjects discussed at the nineteenth Congrès français d'urologie, held in Paris, October 8-11, was treatment of nontuberculous pyelonephritis.

NONTUBERCULOUS PYELONEPHRITIS  Dr. Paul Ertzbischoff, formerly chief of the clinic for diseases of the urinary tract at the Faculty of Medicine of Paris, presented an interesting report on this subject. He pointed out the various causes of pyelonephritis and the different lesions that characterize it, and then drew the conclusion that a uniform method of treatment was impossible, but that the method used would necessarily vary with the case. Thus, while we are virtually powerless to prevent the development of descending ureteropyelonephritis, therapeutic means are available, up to a certain point, to prevent ascending ureteropyelonephritis by a rational treatment of disorders of the ureter, the prostate and the bladder. All who are suffering from urinary or general contagious diseases should avoid chilling or any

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