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November 25, 1893


JAMA. 1893;XXI(22):823-829. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420740033015

Orleans Parish Medical Society, Sept. 9, 1893.  Meeting was called to order by Vice President M. M. Lowe. Sixteen members were present.Dr. E. D. Fenner read the following paper on

EXTERNAL URETHROTOMY FOLLOWED BY SEPTIC ARTHRITIS.  The case which I propose to present to you is in truth one upon which an external urethrotomy has been performed, but the operation itself has been completely overshadowed by the complications that ensued. I lay it before you, not to serve as a text for any discussion of septic arthritis, but simply as an example of the severe and unexpected results that sometimes follow an apparently simple and favorable operation. For many of the data I am indebted to Mr. Lovell, R. S. of the ward. John Henry, aged 21, was admitted to No. 2 on June 25, 1893, suffering from urethral stricture. He passed his urine with straining and in a