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July 14, 1906

THE SIMPLEST, EASIEST AND BEST METHOD OF IRRIGATING THE BLADDER.

Author Affiliations

Surgeon to Belle Point Hospital. FORT SMITH, ARK.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(2):112. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.25210020032003c

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Abstract

Insert one end of a glass pipette into the open end of a soft rubber catheter, over the other end of the pipette slip a piece of rubber tubing. Prepare the irrigating solution in a graduate of proper size. Introduce the catheter and allow the bladder contents to flow out into a convenient vessel; grasp the rubber tubing with left thumb and index finger just as the flow ceases and press it firmly together, thus preventing the entrance of air into the bladder. While thus holding the tube insert into it the stem of a glass funnel and elevate it over the abdomen; at the same time, with the right hand, begin pouring the solution into the funnel, being careful to keep enough in the funnel to prevent the entrance of air. When the desired quantity has been introduced, press the rubber tube again, lower the funnel and allow the

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