This brief preliminary report is written with the object of calling the attention of the profession to a new and simple method of destroying new growths of the urinary bladder. Even though my experience is not extensive, limited as it is to two large papillary growths, still the observations made leave no doubt in my mind that the Oudin current, employed as I have employed it, will prove effective in the cure of benign papillomata, as well as useful in malign tumors, papillomatous or not, both as a hemostatic and as a cauterizing agent.1 My experiences also suggest the usefulness of these currents in many other conditions both in the bladder and in other parts, e. g. tuberculous ulcers of the bladder, prostatic hypertrophy, growths in the urethra, etc.
In March, 1908, I hit on the idea of using the high-frequency current as I now use it. Expert
BEER E. REMOVAL OF NEOPLASMS OF THE URINARY BLADDER: A NEW METHOD, EMPLOYING HIGH-FREQUENCY (OUDIN) CURRENTS THROUGH A CATHETERIZING CYSTOSCOPE. JAMA. 1910;LIV(22):1768–1769. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.92550480001001c
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