According to the authors of this book, a change in views has taken place in recent years concerning the etiology and therapy of diarrheic diseases in infants. They feel, in contrast to other competent men, that the emphasis in these conditions should be put on infection.
An attempt is made to clarify the international nomenclature of this important chapter in pediatrics, which up to now, has shown some confusion in the Anglo-Saxon, French, and German literature.
The proposed terms are "primary enteritis" when the pathogenous germs have invaded the intestines directly and "secondary enteritis" if the source of infection is parenteral. "Dystrophy" is the suggested term for states following either infection.
Bacteriology of Escherichia Coli-Enteritis, by Drs. F. Kaufmann and F. Orskov, Copenhagen, 40 pages
Salmonella-Enteritis, by Dr. E. F. Schmidt, Rostock, Germany, 38