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September 7, 1889

Transactions of the Southern Surgical and Gynecological Association.

JAMA. 1889;XIII(10):360. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02401070036013

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This is a well appearing volume containing some thirty papers. Asepsis in surgical procedures is emphasized by several essays, entitled, " Antiseptic Surgery in Country Practice," by J. M. Taylor, M.D.; " Practical Aseptic Surgery," by J. W. Long, M.D.; and "Aphorisms in Antiseptic Surgery and Gynecology," by F. T. Meriwether, M.D.

We notice that S. M. Hogan, M.D., in "Treatment of Strictures of the Urethra by Electrolysis," according to the method of Dr. Robert Newman, of New York, meets with gratifying success, further that J. D. S. Davis, M.D., has treated enlarged prostate by electrolysis, following also the teachings of Newman, whose electrode he uses. This is introduced, after first being lubricated with glycerine, never with oils, into the prostatic urethra. It is then made the cathode or negative pole for a current of from 5 to 10 milliampéres. This current may be continued from ten to fifteen minutes. The anode

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