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Categories: Kidney and Bladder

Causes. It follows repeated
attacks; partial retention of urine in the bladder, decomposing there;

Bright's disease, inflammation of the urethra, injury, etc.

Treatment. Wash out the bladder with pure warm water or water containing

about one to two teaspoonfuls of boric acid to the pint of warm water.

This should be given once or twice a day; or enough permanganate of potash

can be put into the water to give the
water a tinge of the color. An

injection of golden seal, one teaspoonful to the pint of warm water, is

good if there is much mucus. The best way to give the irrigation is to

attach a small funnel to a soft rubber catheter and fill the bladder by

raising the funnel when full of water above the patient's belly; or you

can attach the rubber tube of a fountain syringe to a catheter at one end

and to a funnel at the other and raise the funnel to the desired height;

or you can attach a catheter to the rubber tube of a fountain syringe

(clean one) and raise syringe high enough to allow the water to run into

the bladder gently. The patient will stand just about so much water. The

rubber can then be detached from the catheter and the water allowed to run


DISEASE OF THE PROSTATE GLAND. The prostate, which both in structure and

in function is rather a muscle than a gland, is situated at the neck of

the bladder and around the first inch of the urethra. It is divided into

two lateral (side) lobes (parts) by a deep notch behind and a furrow at

the upper and lower surfaces. The so-called middle or third lobe is the

portion which is between the two side lobes at the under and posterior

part of the gland, just beneath the neck of the bladder. The urethra (the

channel for the urine to pass through from the bladder out through the

penis) usually passes through the gland at about the junction of its upper

and middle third.