In the introduction of this paper the writers wish to state that there is no expectation on their part that they will be able to settle definitely at once all the questions concerning the nature of prostatic hypertrophy. Their object is to place on record a somewhat exhaustive report of the histologic examination, of a considerable number of prostates, to mention the results of some clinical experience and to present the conclusions to which the data have directed them. An exhaustive consideration of the theories and data of other observers must, on account of lack of space, be omitted. By confining ourselves to a consideration of the conclusions of observations made during the past five years by those who have had a large amount of material at their command and eliminating those whose conclusions have been made from theoretical considerations, the field to be looked over can be made narrow.
BROOKS H. THE NATURE OF PROSTATIC HYPERTROPHY. ROBERT HOLMES GREENE, A.M., M.D.. JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(17):1051-1059. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.62480170001001