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December 29, 1883


JAMA. 1883;I(25):717. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.02390250001001

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LOSS AND SUBSEQUENT RECOVERY OF A SOFT-RUBBER CATHETER IN THE BLADDER.  BY H. B. OSBORNE, M.D., KALAMAZOO, MICH.[Reported to the Kalamazoo District Medical and Surgical Association, Nov. 27, 1883.]Mr. President and Fellows:I wish to relate the circumstance of the loss of a soft rubber catheter in the bladder, and its recovery twenttwenty-fourThe fracture of a silver catheter in the urethra is an occurrence that has frequently been recorded, and that of a gum catheter also, but the loss of a complete soft rubber catheter is unique to me. On October 12 a young gentleman camemy office for the relief of an over-distendeding that he had not urinated in about twenty hours. He was on the dancng-floor, and had an urgent call to empty the bladder the evening before, but postponed the act until [ill] "figure was through." When he made the att[ill] he found he could not accomplish the

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