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December 22, 1928

THE PRINCIPLES OF TREATMENT OF STONE IN THE BLADDER

Author Affiliations

ANN ARBOR, MICH.

JAMA. 1928;91(25):1968-1970. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02700250032008
Abstract

In discussing the underlying principles that should influence the treatment of stone in the bladder it has been customary to distinguish between primary and secondary stones. A study of the literature, however, shows that these words used in this connection do not have a constant meaning and that confusion has thus resulted. For instance, if the word "primary" stone in the bladder is used as it is used by many authors to mean all stones that originate in the bladder, then one set of deductions will be proper. If, on the other hand, it is used in a sense which is on the whole more common in usage to mean that the formation of stone is not dependent on any other abnormality of the bladder, then a very different set of conclusions will be required. It has seemed to me that it would be an aid to clear and accurate

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