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August 15, 1903


Author Affiliations

Professor of Surgery Rush Medical College; Surgeon-In-Chief St. Joseph's Hospital; Attending Surgeon Presbyterian Hospital. CHICAGO.

JAMA. 1903;XLI(7):414-416. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.04480040010004

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Prostatectomy is the operation which is now attracting much attention among surgeons here and abroad. The more general adoption of this operation is comparatively of recent date. The necessity of the removal of the enlarged prostate gland, the most frequent cause of urinary obstruction in men advanced in years, has been recognized for a long time, but it was not until recently that the technic of the operation has been perfected to a degree that rendered it sufficiently safe to bring it within the scope of feasible and advisable surgical procedures. The literature on this subject is growing with astonishing rapidity. Individual and collective experiences are being published in the medical press at short intervals in bringing to the notice of the profession the different operative procedures which are being devised and practiced. The question as to the most feasible route by which to attach the diseased prostate has not

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