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December 10, 1887

LETTER FROM NEW YORK.

JAMA. 1887;IX(24):764-765. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400230028010

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Abstract

(FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.)

Urethral Calculi—Multiple Calculi—Displaced Calculous Kidney.

At the November meeting of the New York County Medical Association some remarkable cases of stone were presented. The first was presented by Dr. Daniel Brown, who said that the patient, a man 61 years of age, came to him complaining of inability to pass his urine. The penis was unusually small, and finding that the meatus, which was of very narrow calibre, was occluded with some hard substance, Dr. Brown incised it and removed several calculi. After this he practiced gradual dilation of the urethra until a number 18 sound could be passed, and at no time during the process of dilatation was there any evidence presented of stones in the bladder. From this time the patient had no further trouble until the end of two years, when he again presented himself suffering from stoppage of urine. Calculi were once

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