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In accepting the invitation of our President to discuss before this body the subject of litholapaxy in children, I have felt no slight degree of hesitation. In the region of country where I reside —Cleveland, Ohio—stone in the bladder is of rare occurrence, so that no one surgeon secures a large number of cases for operation. However, having resided in the Massachusetts General Hospital, and having seen during three years the evolution of the operation of litholapaxy in the hands of Henry J. Bigelow, and having followed it carefully abroad as performed by Guyon of Paris, Sir Henry Thompson of London, and other surgeons, and having added to this some experience of my own in operating upon children—I shall venture briefly to open this discussion, hoping to elicit from others opinions which will be of value to us all.
Though the operation of litholapaxy on children is a recent one,
ALLEN DP. LITHOLAPAXY IN CHILDREN.. JAMA. 1889;XIII(14):483-486. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.04440060015005