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March 12, 1904

URETERAL INJECTION OF OIL FOLLOWED BY THE SPONTANEOUS PASSING OF A URETERAL STONE.

JAMA. 1904;XLII(11):708. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92490560018002a

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Abstract

Mrs. P., age 35 years, married 10 years. Family and previout history gives no information. Present sickness commenced in June, 1897, with a sudden colicky pain in the right iliac region and lancinating pains down the inner surface of the right thigh. This attack lasted 20 hours, and during this period Dr. Etheridge found a copious quantity of blood in the urine, and was obliged to give morphin hypodermatically to alleviate the pain. Since then the patient has had repeated typical attacks of renal colic; however, the pain was more or less localized in the right iliac region, and the attacks were never as severe as the first. A skiagraph taken in December, 1902, showed the outlines of a ureteral stone. The dull ache and tenderness always corresponded to this point.

Drs. Harvey and Paddock referred the case to me Jan. 5, 1904. I catheterized the right ureter and several

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