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June 20, 1931


JAMA. 1931;96(25):2136-2137. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720510056021

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Congress of Urology  The ninth Congress of Urology, organized by the Società italiana di urologia, was held at Rome. Professor Lasio mentioned, in his presidential address, that, during the previous year, two further chapters of the urologic society had been founded: that of Leghorn, under the directorship of Professor Lilla, and that of Palermo, under Professor Pavone. Although the congress was of only national scope, it was attended by a number of foreign scientists. The main topic on the program was "Pyelography," the official paper being presented by Prof. Carlo Ravasini of Trieste. The roentgen examination of the urinary tract is based on certain technical procedures by which one is able to throw the picture of the tract on the roentgenographic screen. These procedures consist in the filling of the urinary tract with a medium introduced directly with instruments (termed ascending, retrograde or instrumental pyelography), or in its filling by

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