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November 13, 1926


JAMA. 1926;87(20):1613-1617. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680200013005

The transplantation of the ureters into the intestine, the sigmoid by preference, is only a part, usually a preliminary part, of what seems to me probably the most rational procedure that we possess at present for the cure of certain cases and perhaps even types of cancer of the bladder. While it is the preliminary part in most cases, one need not assume from this that it is the easy part. As my interest in the transplantation of ureters is wholly in its relation to the broader subject of treatment of cancer of the bladder, I trust I may be pardoned if at times I overstep the strict limits of my title.

At the outset I wish to make clear, perhaps as an excuse for my persistence even with the discouraging results that I shall report, why it seems to me that we must adopt more radical measures; measures that