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October 23, 1886


JAMA. 1886;VII(17):475. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250100111011

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To the Editor of the Journal: 

Dear Sir:  —I am pleased with the editorial, "Toxic Urine and Surgical Operations," in The Journal of October 2d, and hope that Mr. Reginald Harrison is entitled to all the attention your article bestows upon him, but an American, Prof. Hal C. Wyman, of Detroit, published, some years ago, ideas so very similar to those you attribute to Mr. Harrison in his article in the Liverpool Medico-Chirurgical Journal, that I cannot refrain from using this occasion to say that Dr. Wyman not only described all the toxic effects mentioned by Mr. Harrison, but devised an operation for relief of hypertrophied prostate, the main feature of which was that no urine could come in contact with the wound to poison it.The principles involved in your editorial are very important. I feel that it is only right that our countrymen should have full credit for

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