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March 14, 1885

Pyuria; or Pus in the Urine, and its Treatment

JAMA. 1885;IV(11):305. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390860025017

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This is a small volume, giving a very fair outline of the Vienna method of diagnosing and treating gonorrhœal troubles and pyelitis. It is particularly valuable from the standpoint of critical diagnosis. The main conclusion to be derived from reading this little book is that German practice is in substantial accord with American in the treatment of chronic gonorrhœa, and has in fact followed it.

We find here a complete recognition of the presence of inflammation in the deep layers of the urethra, constituting what Otis calls "strictures of large diameter." The writer adopts the latter's views as to the use of large instruments, etc., with proper credit to Prof. Otis.

The closing chapter is devoted to the therapeutics of pyuria, and contains numerous formulæ and suggestions of value.

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