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March 23, 1918

THE TECHNIC FOR SEALING MEDICATION IN THE URETHRAL CANAL

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ATLANTA, GA.

JAMA. 1918;70(12):834. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600120014004

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Abstract

The advantages of prolonged applications of suitable remedies to inflamed mucous surfaces are well known. As a method of securing these advantages as soon as the treatment of a new case of urethritis is begun, and as a prophylactic measure, we have sealed medicament in the urethral canal with collodion. So satisfactory have been our results in the past twelve years that we desire to describe briefly the technic employed and the indications for its use.

TECHNIC  The patient should be placed in a reclining posture. The penis should be washed and dried, then surrounded with a sterile towel. A syringe holding 25 minims is used to inject this amount of medicament into the urethra. A larger amount does not seem to give any better results and is more likely not to be held in the urethra for the necessary time. Next, the canal is compressed with the left hand

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