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February 29, 1896


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JAMA. 1896;XXVI(9):439. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430610032014

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The instrument here described was prepared to meet the requirements of some cases of vesical catarrh. The simplicity of the apparatus is its chief feature, yet it meets all the indications where douching or washing out the bladder is desired. It consists of an ordinary No. 9 metallic catheter, jointed, so that a male or a female point can be attached as required. The points are perforated to facilitate the inflow and outflow of the water used in the douche. Near the end of the stem is a reflow-pipe, as indicated in the diagram. It is thus used: The irrigator, 1, in diagram is introduced into the bladder, 2; a fountain syringe, 3, is filled with the solution the physician wishes to use and the tube, a, attached to the irrigator, 1; a rubber tube, b, is attached to the reflow pipe, 4, and passes to a vessel under the

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