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March 20, 1920

The Urethroscope in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Urethritis.

JAMA. 1920;74(12):821. doi:10.1001/jama.1920.02620120047034

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The author asserts that he derived the incentive for writing this booklet from the fact that in no work that has come to his notice has an attempt been made to show the effect of treatment on the lesions of urethritis which can be observed with the urethroscope. Authors of special textbooks on this subject will regret that their work has been thus unnoticed. The illustrations, though somewhat schematic and considerably magnifying the natural size of the field of view, come up to a fair standard. Inflammatory granulomas, so often observed, and known as maintaining obstinate gonorrheal inflammation, have not found a place in this treatise. Many urologists will be surprised at the author's assertion that it is usually possible to clear up a prostatic abscess by massage and general treatment. Inaccuracies in the text, as "the vascular striation is seen to best advantage in this region and consequently any

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