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Biology of Pyelonephritis. Henry Ford Hospital International Symposium

E. Lovell Becker, M.D.
Arch Intern Med. 1961;107(6):956-957. doi:10.1001/archinte.1961.03620060156024.
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The program committee of the Henry Ford Hospital has done a most commendable job in assembling an impressive group of speakers for an International Symposium on the Biology of Pyelonephritis. This is the first major work of its type, for it deals not only with the clinical aspects of this infectious disease but also with many of the related problems. The editors, Dr. Quinn and Dr. Kass, have made this volume stimulating and interesting reading with a logical presentation of the over-all problems.

The book is divided into seven major parts: I. Pathogenesis of pyelonephritis; II. Structure and function of the kidney; III. The renal lesion in pyelonephritis; IV. Functional disturbances associated with pyelonephritis; V. The microflora in pyelonephritis; VI. Relationship of pyelonephritis to other clinical states; VII. Treatment of pyelonephritis. Each section is divided into from five to eight chapters, and at the end of each section there is


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