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January 3, 1885

FRAGMENTARY COMMENTS ON SOME OF THE PRINCIPAL METHODS OF OPERATION FOR "STONE IN THE BLADDER.": With Special Reference to Allarton's Method, Also in Combination with Lithotripsy, Urethro-Lithotripsy, Urethrotomia Lithotriptica, Including Besides Critical Remarks Upon the Discussion of the Progress Made in Lithotripsy and "Lithotomy" at the Late International Medical Congress held in London, England, and divers other subjects comprising the Urinary Organs.

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JAMA. 1885;IV(1):1-6. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390760009001

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Of the present essay, though written over two years ago, I have had so far no inducement to make any important alterations of its contents, and will therefore offer it for whatever it may be worth.

In conveying my views on some of the main operactive methods for the removal of vesical calculi, I was induced principally by the success I had met, with Allarton's urethrotomy, and the failure on the other hand of the International Medical Congress held at London, England, to give us a better method. It was the disappointment I felt from the discussion on the subject by that phenomenal gathering of professional celebrities, a concourse of genius and talent more prodigious than the world had probably ever seen before, which led to my critical remarks. Amongst the chief subjects selected by that Congress for discussion, the operation for "stone in the bladder" occupied a prominent place.

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