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November 23, 1918

Diseases of the Male Urethra, Including Impotence and Sterility.

JAMA. 1918;71(21):1767. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600470065034

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After a short recapitulation of the anatomy of the male urethra and its appendages, the author gives a brief abstract of the history of gonorrhea. This is followed by a summary of the modern views on the bacteriology and pathology of gonorrheal urethritis. These chapters while a trifle too concise, contain all the leading points. In his presentation of the treatment of gonorrhea the author forestalls the opposition that most of his confrères probably will offer to some of his therapeutic suggestions by emphasizing that they represent his personal views derived from his individual experience. The notes on the endoscopic findings are the result of careful work, and are accompanied by excellent colored pictures. This cannot be said about the description and illustrations concerning the operations undertaken for the relief of the complications and pathologic sequelae of gonorrheal urethritis. The closing chapters deal along the usual lines with sexual impotence

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