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October 8, 1887

THE GRADUAL PREPARATORY TREATMENT OF THE COMPLICATIONS OF URINARY AND FECAL FISTULA IN WOMEN,Including a Special Consideration of the Treatment of Pyelitis by a New Method, and the Prevention of the Evils of Incontinence of Urine by a New System of Drainage. Abstract of a paper read before the Section in Gynecology of the Ninth International Medical Congress.

JAMA. 1887;IX(15):454-457. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400140006001a

In the course of my experience in the treatment of urinary and fecal fistulæ, as I encountered new difficulties, I have described from time to time the cases and the means by which I endeavored to overcome them, but all, especially the more recent of my results have not been published. The object of the paper, of which this is an abstract, is therefore, to set these latter before the profession, and to combine them with what I have already written. In this way, I hope to communicate, in amore systematic manner the results of my experience and observations, in this department of the subject of fistula, which have extended over a period of 34 years. The object of my method of treatment, preparatory to the performance of the operation for the closure of a fistulous opening, is to prevent and overcome the injurious effects of incontinence of urine, and