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February 2, 1895

Castration for Prostatic Hypertrophy.

JAMA. 1895;XXIV(5):174. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430050026009

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Dr. Ricketts to Prof. J. William White.  Cincinnati, Ohio, Jan. 23, 1895.

My Very Dear Doctor:  —I received your letter recently concerning the removal of testes for hypertrophiedprostate. Since that time I have kept informed upon all things pertaining to this new work, so far as I have been able.The following communication was just received from the physician who has charge of the patient whose testes I removed on Oct. 26,1894:Jan. 22, 1895.

"Dear Doctor:  —The patient whose testes you removed on Oct. 26, 1894, for hypertrophied prostate, has no obstruction, straining, or severe pain, which he formerly had while urinating. He passes water still too freely, and complains of burning and itching after micturition."I would say that he is well and doing nicely.Very fraternally, L. M. Green."Thus you see that the results in this case verify those of the others that have been reported.

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