This small volume contains the proceedings of the first national symposium on urinary tract infection held in London, April 1968. The organizing committee very wisely decided to omit those topics that have for so long been the occasion of polemics, such as histologic criteria for the diagnosis of chronic pyelonephritis or the relationship of hypertension to chronic pyelonephritis. On the other hand, the subjects chosen for discussion are timely, important, and concerned largely with human data. This last point is indeed refreshing. The presentations are uniformly interesting, well stated, and each section is followed by a helpful summary.
I liked particularly the sections on bacterial growth in human urine, localization of urinary tract infection, vesicoureteric reflux in childhood, suprapubic aspiration of urine, and results of long-term treatment. In each case the emphasis is on clinical data, and the presentation is concise.
This volume is valuable to anyone interested in urinary