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October 16, 1948


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Nashville, Tenn.

JAMA. 1948;138(7):527. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900070059019

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To the Editor:—  In the Aug. 14, 1948 issue of The Journal under "Current Medical Literature" on page 1485 is abstracted an article by W. L. Valk from the Kansas Medical Society Journal (49:93-136 [March] 1948), entitled "Neurogenic Bladder of Poliomyelitis." The author stated that cystometric studies on patients with this disease made during the study of poliomyelitis seen at the University of Kansas Medical Center during the 1946 epidemic had convinced him that a type of neurogenic bladder is produced by the disease and that this communication represents the first description of cystometric studies of the neurogenic bladder of poliomyelitis.In the Journal of Urology for June 1936, I published a paper entitled "Urinary Complications In An Epidemic of Poliomyelitis" from the School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and the Urological Department of the Los Angeles General Hospital, based on a study of the epidemic

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