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May 14, 1927


JAMA. 1927;88(20):1582-1583. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680460052022

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The So-Called Pyelovenous Reflux  Dr. F. Fuchs thinks that septic material may enter the blood stream by pyelovenous reflux. The mechanism is as follows: The fluid gains entrance through the rupture of the fornix calycis. It then penetrates the fissure in the tissues through which the intralobular vein runs, forms about it an enveloping body, and causes the many thin-walled small veins that empty into the enveloped vein to break off. Thus the infectious material gains entrance to the blood stream. We may therefore speak of an acute "reflux" infection or, similarly, of a chronic "stasis" infection.

Death of Prof. Dr. Michael Grossmann  With the passing of the laryngologist Dr. Michael Grossmann, the medical faculty of Vienna loses one of the best known and most worthy representatives of the Vienna school. Born in 1848, in a small Hungarian city, he came to Vienna at an early age and devoted himself,

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