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May 14, 1910


JAMA. 1910;LIV(20):1606-1607. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.92550460001001i

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I believe that the field of transurethral operations through my open cystoscopes is destined in time to become a large one. Given the necessary instruments and a certain amount of skill and precision in using them, there is no reason why a variety of operations should not be done in a simpler manner through the open tube of the cystoscope instead of through a bloody supra-pubic or transvaginal incision. It has been my custom from the very first discovery and use of my open-air cystoscope early in the nineties to employ this method in the routine of every-day practice for the treatment of ulcerated areas in the bladder by making repeated direct topical applications to the exposed diseased surfaces just as one would treat an ulcerated sore throat. Of this practice I have both spoken and written on numerous occasions. I have also used the open cystoscope to lift

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