My object in this paper is to make a plea for the more widespread use of a method of treatment which is not as well known as it deserves to be.
In ordinary lavage of the renal pelvis, the ureteral catheter is withdrawn immediately. If, on the other hand, it is left in place for a much longer period (days or weeks) it is spoken of as the inlying catheter method.
Guyon, Albarran and other French urologists, as early as 1906, called attention to the value of such prolonged drainage of the kidney in the treatment of calculous anuria and reported a number of successful cases,
The application of the method to the treatment of nontuberculous renal infections is of comparatively recent origin. Caulk,1 in 1917, deserves credit for advocating its use in renal retention of varying degrees. A little later Bumpus2 reported a number of cases of