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The value of having the urine passed in two or three glasses, with or without washing the anterior urethra, is too well known to need emphasis. The glasses recommended allow the urine to be collected in several portions without being spilled; the importance of this is evident to every physician making many examinations daily, where offices or dispensaries soon have the urinous odor so offensive both to physician and patient. Those who come needing urinary examinations for shreds, pus, etc., frequently do not have micturition well under their control, and when the stream is once started it is stopped with some difficulty and pain, or not at all until the bladder is emptied, and so the two-glass or three-glass test is obtained at the expense of a "broken technic" with the urine spilled.
This is obviated by the use of the glasses recommended, which are of a
BALLENGER EG. IMPROVED URINE TEST GLASSES AND HOLDER.. JAMA. 1904;XLIII(19):1395. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92500190002b