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March 19, 1904

A Study of a Case of Green Urine.

JAMA. 1904;XLII(12):783. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02490570037019

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Jackson, La., March 8, 1904.

To the Editor:  —Apropos of the article of Dr. Cooper with the above title, in The Journal March 5, page 638, is the following case: While an interne of the Charity Hospital, New Orleans, during 1901, I was called about 2 o'clock one morning to a patient suffering from urinary retention. I found a young negro man with a greatly distended bladder. He was easily catheterized, and an unusually large quantity of urine of a beautiful light-green color was withdrawn. He informed me that he had been taking some pills which he had purchased at a nearby drug store, and which had been recommended to him by the druggist for the cure of "lost manhood." He showed me several of the pills, together with the vial containing them. They were coated with some white substance, and the essential substance was in appearance not unlike methylene

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