The surgery of the prostate is rapidly approaching that of the appendix and gall bladder in its significance to the surgeon and patient. Until very recently the prostate was not treated in the masterful and efficient manner in which other organs, as the uterus, tubes and stomach were handled surgically.
In considering this subject to-day I trust I will be permitted to omit the details of anatomic relations and physiologic functions of the prostate, described in full in my recent article on the subject. I will, however, go more into the details of the clinical aspects of the cases. The etiologic factors, the pathologic conditions of the bladder and kidneys at the time of the operation, and the patient's general condition will be more carefully treated. Experience has produced a number of changes in the technic of the operation and as time advances we are able to procure more speedy
MURPHY JB. PROSTATECTOMY.REPORT OF 51 CASES OPERATED ON FROM MAY 6, 1901, TO FEBRUARY 26, 1904.. JAMA. 1904;XLII(22):1408–1413. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92490670012001c
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