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Although not engaged in general practice, it has fallen to my lot to use adrenalin three times with the most gratifying result in cases of retention of urine associated with prostatic enlargement.
In commenting on my experience, I have come to believe that the knowledge of this use of the remedy is not general. This is my excuse for offering the following brief notes, which are intended simply to call attention to the matter:
—The patient was an old man who had been operated on. I was called up in the night by the nurse, who had failed to relieve the distress occasioned by retention of urine. I found the patient in agony, and my efforts were not more successful than those of the nurse.Formerly, I had frequently resorted to suprapubic aspiration, and I had almost made up my mind that this would be the wisest course
PRINCE AE. USE OF SUPRARENAL EXTRACT TO FACILITATE CATHETERIZATION IN PATIENTS WITH HYPERTROPHIED PROSTATE.. JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(1):46-47. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25220270046002