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February 29, 1908


JAMA. 1908;L(9):689. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25310350035003c

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The following case is of interest from the fact that it adds to the already long list of foreign bodies found in the male bladder a unique specimen:

Patient.  —Mr. F. M., contractor, aged 59 years, married, was referred to me by Dr. H. D. Hamilton, of this city, and was first seen by me on Jan. 5, 1908.

History.  —Two weeks previously, on Dec. 22, 1907, he had, while intoxicated, rolled up a long slip of paper which he introduced deeply into the urethra. He could give no explanation for this maneuver other than his intoxicated condition. About a week following he called on Dr. Hamilton, suffering from a fairly severe cystitis. He then stated that he had passed bits of paper during urination. He was placed on treatment, but without relief from his symptoms. Dr. Hamilton, suspecting the presence of more paper in the bladder, referred him to

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