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August 8, 1908

Surgery of Ureteral Calculus.

JAMA. 1908;LI(6):512. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02540060062014

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Boston, Mass., July 28, 1908.

To the Editor:  —In my article, "The Surgical Treatment of Ureteral Calculus in the Female," in The Journal, Sept. 28, 1907, there is a short historical summary of the various operations for the removal of stones in the ureter.I find that I have quite unintentionally omitted in discussing the vaginal route for the removal of stones, to give to Dr. Arthur T. Cabot, of Boston, Mass., due credit for having been one of the pioneers in this field. It was really owing to Dr. Cabot's work that the vaginal route was popularized. In 1884, Emmet ("Principles and Practice of Gynecology," 1884, p. 796) removed a stone through the vagina of a woman by vaginal incision. Emmet found the stone close to the bladder opening of the ureter. At that time Emmet stated that stones situated near the cervix, high up in the vault of

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