—At the Ionian Association of Medicine and Surgery meeting in Taranto, Prof. Carlucci lectured on treatment of tuberculous epididymitis from the clinical and social points of view. He demonstrated the rare advantage of the conservative methods based on local and general injections and stated that surgical intervention for removal of the epididymis and the extrapelvic vas deferens is the most suitable treatment. This type of intervention does not impair the preeminent function of the testis, because it is limited to the elimination of the external secretion and does not interfere with the hormonal secretion. The treatment is of considerable social interest, because within days it allows persons already debilitated by the long duration of pain, depressed by the chronic disease, and accustomed to change from one hospital to the other, to resume their occupations.Prof. Buonsanti reported on the problem of surgery of cancer of the rectum, emphasizing
ITALY. JAMA. 1951;147(16):1592. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670330084027
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