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June 21, 1913


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JAMA. 1913;60(25):1943-1944. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04340250011005

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On account of the rarity of ulcer of the bladder, in behalf of its successful treatment, and lastly, on account of some unique features in this particular case, it occurred to me that it might be worth recording.

History.  —The patient, P. J., male, aged 24, house-painter, married, denies gonorrhea and lues. He has three healthy children; all have come under observation, and have been thoroughly examined. Wife has had no miscarriages. For almost two years he has had hypogastric pain, dull and dragging in character; it was at first intermittent; but now has become practically continuous day and night. Pain increases as soon as the bladder becomes even moderately distended with urine, so that he has been voiding about every hour daily, and during the last six months about five or six times at night. He experieces relief after emptying the bladder. There is no loin pain, or pain

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