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December 29, 1906

A NOVEL METHOD OF USING STRYCHNIN AND HYDRASTIN IN SEXUAL AND VESICAL WEAKNESS.

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NEW YORK CITY.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(26):2145-2147. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.25210260015001g
Abstract

I will not weary you with a long paper. I am of the opinion that a practical point, which one can at once utilize on his patient with undoubted benefit, is of greater importance—to practical physicians—than a long abstruse paper, dealing with guesses and hypotheses and theoretical considerations, which may or may not possess value.

There is a very large class—much larger than one would imagine—of patients who are suffering from a weakness of micturition. I deliberately use this indefinite term. I do not refer to difficulty in urinating due to stricture, to prostatic hypertrophy, etc. No; there is a weakness without any discoverable pathologic basis; simply the bladder and sphincters have lost their tone, and the urine comes out without any force; the stream is split up into several thin streams and at the completion of the act there is considerable dribbling, which is very annoying to the patient,

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