Urinary Infections

By Clifford Morson, pages 1–76. John Dale Sons and Danielson Ltd., 83–91. Great Titchfield St., W. I., London, 1933

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Both of these booklets belong to a series, the “Pocket Monographs in Practical Medicine,” a number of which have already been published and one reviewed in these pages.

Moreland's monograph is excellent, brief and concise and contains all the practical suggestions for the practitioner which are of importance in guiding in the diagnosis and therapy of tuberculosis in whatever stage. It has been read with real interest and attention without finding anything except perhaps the brevity that warrants criticism.

The booklet written by Morson is restricted to infections of the kidney and bladder and deals more especially with the causation and therapy of pyelitis. Tuberculosis of the kidney and origin of the bacillary invasion of this organ are considered in more or less detail. Perhaps the rôle of the gonococcus is ignored because the author considers the subject too extensive for the scope of the book, or that it pertains in sensu strictu to the province of venereology.

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