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Archives a Century Ago
February 1999

JOURNAL OF CUTANEOUS AND GENITO-URINARY DISEASES

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MARKBERNHARDTMD

Arch Dermatol. 1999;135(2):131. doi:10-1001/pubs.Arch Dermatol.-ISSN-0003-987x-135-2-dac8002

VOL. XVII.

FEBRUARY 1899

NO. 2.

Almost every surgeon who has become convinced of the value of massage of the prostate or seminal vesicles, in connection with chronic congestion or inflammation of these organs, has been strongly tempted to use certain instrumental masseurs, solely for the purpose of avoiding the exceedingly disagreeable and unesthetic introduction of the finger into the rectum; and yet it was evident that such instrumental treatment could not equal in efficacy that given by the educated finger, directed and controlled by the delicate sense of touch lying in that member.

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