In 1914, I described a rare type of bladder ulcer in women.1 Further work with this type of bladder inflammation has not revealed new material of special value, but I hope that a new publication with illustrations may receive a wider hearing and familiarize physicians with this exceedingly important group of bladder cases.
The fact that ten new cases can be added in less than three years demonstrates that we are dealing with a condition which is not so rare as may have been inferred from the former report, and which will be discovered and relieved much more promptly when the profession awakens to its existence.2
There is no department of gynecology or of urology that has baffled our attention more than the complaints commonly classified as "irritable bladder," "neuralgia or neurosis of the bladder," or "neurasthenia with the mind centered on the urinary apparatus." We have used
HUNNER GL. A RARE TYPE OF BLADDER ULCERFURTHER NOTES, WITH A REPORT OF EIGHTEEN CASES. JAMA. 1918;70(4):203–212. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600040001001
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