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January 11, 1890

THE CHOICE OF OPERATIONS FOR THE REMOVAL OF VESICAL CALCULI IN THE MALE.Read in the Section of Surgery and Anatomy, at the Fortieth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, June, 1889.

JAMA. 1890;XIV(2):37-43. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410020001001

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Abstract

The subject of stone in the bladder possesses peculiar and always fresh interest for the surgeon, and no matter how often discussed, any suggestions that may shed light on the subject are at all times welcome. The object of this paper is not, however, to present any startling or novel facts, but to calmly, dispassionately and impartially consider the question of "The Choice of Operations for the Removal of Vesical Calculi in the Male."

The safest and best method of removing stones from the bladder has long been sought but, like the philosopher's stone, has never been found. There is no best operation for the extraction of urinary calculi. Every case of stone has its special indications, and the best results will be attained by the surgeon who has a thoroughly practical knowledge of all plans of operating and who appreciates the paramount importance of selecting the operation best

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