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February 7, 1885

Lectures on Some Important Points Connected with the Surgery of the Urinary Organs.

JAMA. 1885;IV(6):167. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390810027015

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Abstract

This work is issued in the cheap students' form (cloth or paper) and is uniform with former volumes by the same writer. Included in this volume we find (Chap. III.) the essay on " Tumors of the Bladder," and digital exploration of that organ. This includes all that was found in the little book, "Tumors of the Bladder," with the exception of the colored plates, which were of slight importance.

The remainder of the chapters are supplementary to what he has repeatedly published. In the discussion of improved lithotrity full credit is given to American surgeons for modern improvements, but exception is taken to Bigelow's introduction of the word " litholopaxy " as unnecessary. The author asserts that the increased size of Bigelow's instruments is objectionable, while admitting that " Bigelow's achievement has been to demonstrate that crushing a stone, even if large, and removing all the fragments from the

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