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July 12, 1890

THE VALUE OF THE LEITER INCANDESCENT-LAMP URETHROSCOPE IN THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF CHRONIC URETHRAL DISCHARGES.Read in the Section of Surgery and Anatomy at the Forty-first Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association at Nashville, Tenn., May 20, 1890.

JAMA. 1890;XV(2):50-54. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410280010001d

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Having used the Leiter incandescent-lamp urethroscope for some time with most gratifying results, both in the diagnosis and the treatment of chronic urethal discharges, I have felt that it would be of interest to present my views upon the advantages offered by this instrument, at the same time illustrating my remarks by the citation of a few of the many cases I have recorded in my case-book.

The Leiter incandescent-lamp urethroscope (made by Leiter, of Vienna), consists of three pieces: the handle, the lantern, and the urethral canulæ, or tubes. The handle is made of vulcanized rubber and has upon its upper end a small incandescent lamp, which is connected with the two binding screws projecting from its lower end.

The light steel spring on the side is the key by which the current is connected and broken. The handle fits into the bottom of the lantern.

The lantern

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