The object of this paper is to record a few personal cases and also to present the literature on the subject of renal lavage, to show the present state of this method of treatment. An endeavor will also be made to give some general conclusions and to indicate what kind of cases are amenable to this form of treatment.
In the list of cases herewith appended, cases occurring in the male have been included. It seemed proper to do this because the method of treatment in the male does not differ essentially from that in the female.
The operation of irrigating the pelvis of the kidney through the renal catheter was first conceived and performed by N. Bozeman,1 but he performed a deliberate cystotomy before passing the catheter, and this instrument was passed, not through the urethra, but through the cystotomy wound. Bozeman's idea was that the inflammation began in