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February 3, 1940

The Neurogenic Bladder

JAMA. 1940;114(5):436. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810050056032

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Probably no subject in medicine is in such a state of confusion and so poorly understood as neurogenic disease of the bladder. In this monograph the author has attempted to lay a foundation on which the subject of the neurogenic bladder might be more rationally studied. In this attempt he has succeeded. The work is based on the study of 500 cystometrograms, which the author has made in cases of various types of neurogenic and nonneurogenic disturbances of the bladder. From a correlation of the clinical and cystometrographic data a simple classification of the various neurogenic diseases of the bladder has been made. Whether this classification will stand the test of time is questionable but not important. Its value lies in the fact that for the present it clarifies the subject sufficiently to give physicians a standard of measurement and a common language with which to discuss the condition. As

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