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January 2, 1915


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JAMA. 1915;LXIV(1):48-51. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02570270050012

With the introduction of a new procedure for the purpose of examination and treatment, there occurs of necessity a period of time before its recognition becomes general and its utility established. After this neophytic period has been successfully passed and the new procedure has established its worth and the medical profession has accepted its new aid, it becomes incumbent on those interested to separate the component parts and special fields of utility of the newcomer and to study in such smaller groups the various advantages and finer details, so that in the end the composite whole stands out the more clearly by reason of the sharp details of its individual features.

This is true at present of the value and use of the endoscope, now securely established as to its utility in examination and treatment, and it behooves us, the urologists, to group the cases, such as chronic posterior urethritis,

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