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July 3, 1926

Special Article

JAMA. 1926;87(1):32-33. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680010032009
Abstract

THE TECHNIC OF MEDICATION  A SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THE METHODS OF PRESCRIBING AND PREPARING, THE INDICATIONS FOR, AND THE USES OF VARIOUS MEDICAMENTS *BERNARD FANTUS, M.D.Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Rush Medical CollegeCHICAGO(Continued from page 1983)

VESICAL MEDICATION  Irrigation of the urinary bladder is chiefly of use in cystitis excepting the acute form, in which on account of the distention it may aggravate the pain and distress. In such cases instillations performed as described in connection with instillations into the posterior urethra should be preferred.For irrigation of the bladder, a soft rubber catheter is fitted by means of a glass pipet, with a 4 foot piece of rubber tubing and a glass funnel. The catheter is introduced into the bladder with all the precautions of asepsis, until the first drops of urine escape; pushing the catheter in farther produces unnecessary pain in sensitive bladders. After

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