The term accidental albuminuria as here used relates not only to the presence of albumin in the urine exclusive of disease of the kidney, but also of the various conditions aside from recognized kidney disease, which permit of the passage of serum albumin through the renal parenchyma into the urinary tubules. In other words, the term is employed to include those cases of albuminuria in which albumin finds its way into the urine from the pelvis of the kidneys, from the ureters, the bladder and the genitalia.
Albumin thus appearing possesses indirect interest to the student of internal medicine, because he must be able to exclude albumin arising from the sources above mentioned before he can affirm that he has to deal with albumin coming from the kidneys. As a matter of exclusion, therefore, the question must be made a familiar one.
Accidental albuminuria is of direct interest to the