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November 23, 1940

Physiology of Micturition: Experimental and Clinical Studies With Suggestions as to Diagnosis and Treatment

JAMA. 1940;115(21):1827. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810470071037

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After reviewing the anatomy of the bladder with particular reference to the nerve supply the authors present the evidence which has accrued during the past several decades with regard to the physiology of urination. The experimental work of others is discussed and the additional data which these collaborators have acquired from their own efforts is presented in detail. Throughout the text numerous illustrative case reports are given which include important cystometrographic evidence. Disturbances of urination of neurogenic origin are described in detail and theories as to the cause of the various symptoms presented by the particular type of case are advanced. A brief summary follows each chapter, emphasizing the important points which have been treated. This should serve as a valuable reference work for both advanced students and those urologists interested in learning more about the patient with obscure physiologic disturbance of the bladder mechanism.

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