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September 24, 1887

SYNOPSIS OF THE SECOND HUNDRED CASES OF STRICTURE OF THE URETHRA TREATED BY ELECTROLYSIS. WITH CASES.

JAMA. 1887;IX(13):385-393. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400120001001

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Abstract

In presenting this report of cases of urethral strictures, treated by electrolysis and a tabular statement of a second series of 100 cases, my object is to record facts from clinical experience in private practice, and by presenting a respectable number of cases, to establish reliable statistics which as a record will assist the study of the subject and fortify the successful results obtained previously. I have practised electrolysis in the treatment of urethral stricture, over 18 years, and have from time to time reported cases. Many other surgeons from different parts of the world, including countries in Asia, have substantiated the good result of such treatment, so that at present we could collect easily 1,000 cases; which record should establish the value of my method. But I am not aware that any other person besides myself has contributed to the statistics 200 cases from private practice. The difficulty consists

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