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March 14, 1896


JAMA. 1896;XXVI(11):521-522. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430630023002i

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Some years ago I wrote an article for the Medical Times of Philadelphia, in which I set forth the superior advantages of internal pressure absorption, as a treatment for senile hypertrophy of the prostate gland with its attendant evils, over the usual forms of palliative and operative procedure. I then gave the credit of this mode of cure, as I do now, to the originator of the operation, the late Dr. S. D. Freeman. The details of the procedure being, perhaps, not sufficiently entered into, my article was received without comment, and, so far as I am aware, it has not led any one to perform the operation. The radical and, it would seem to me, the over-heroic course advocated by Dr. White of the Pennsylvania University, in removing the testicles in order to bring about an atrophy of the gland, if it be a satisfactory cure, entails too great

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