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March 21, 1885

A CASE OF CALCULUS OF THE URETHRA.

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OF SOUTH BEND, IND.

JAMA. 1885;IV(12):316-317. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390870008001b

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Abstract

J. S., a farmer, consulted me on August 4, 1884, for the removal of a stone from the urethra. He stated that he was 62 years old, and that for a number of years he had suffered intensely at times in consequence of gravel; that he had at times passed small gravel, but had no suspicion of the presence of a stone in the bladder. Some time in January, 1884, a stone, which he thought to be as large as a hickory nut, had entered the urethra from the bladder, and passed down and lodged in the penis, just behind the glans. At this point it remained and gradually increased in size until he presented himself for treatment.

The penis then measured seven and one-half inches at its point of greatest circumference, which was three and one-half inches posterior to the meatus. The whole penis was much enlarged and of

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