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January 3, 1885


JAMA. 1885;IV(1):27-28. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390760035013

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The wide range of usefulness as an anæsthetic for cocaine seems as yet unlimited.

After the many eulogies upon it in its effects to prevent pain in operations upon the eye, ear, nose, teeth, skin, I have one to add—that of its power to completely anæsthetize the mucous membrane of the urethra, permitting the painless introduction of the sound, and of enabling the surgeon to operate by cutting on strictures of the urethra by a completely painless method.

My first case was a well-built and healthy-looking man, 34 years old, unmarried. Had gonorrhœa six years previous, treated himself with arg. nit. injections. He stated the cure was complete. He came to me on Dec. 5, with an acute gonorrhœa. Treated him by hot water injections medicated with zinc and hydrastin muriate. Found that only a No. 6 soft rubber catheter could be passed on account of strictures. Continued the treatment

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