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June 23, 1923


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New Orleans

JAMA. 1923;80(25):1846-1847. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.26430520001010a

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J. L., aged 39, a native of Finland, admitted to the urological service of Touro Infirmary, Feb. 2, 1923, had been sick for ten weeks with an attack diagnosed as dengue, the symptoms of which were severe pain in the right lumbar region, accompanied by fever. Following cessation of pain, the patient developed urinary frequency, voiding as often as thirty or forty times in twenty-four hours. This continued for two weeks. Then he had difficulty in urinating, and, after two weeks more of suffering, he applied at the Touro outclinic for relief. The morning he first was seen, he had not been able to urinate for twenty-four hours. Catheterization was made without difficulty, and gave immediate relief. For the next two weeks, he visited the clinic daily, with the exception of two days, but until the day of his admission, he did not again have retention. My assistants in the

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