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January 7, 1905

Enuresis in Children.

JAMA. 1905;XLIV(1):49. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500280055015

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New York, Dec. 30, 1904.

To the Editor:  —The editorial in The Journal of Dec. 24, 1904, and the previous comments on the paper of Dr. J. C. Rey, on the subject of enuresis in children, both seem to leave Hamlet out of the play. Preputial adhesions are so predominantly the cause for enuresis, or at least the precipitating factor, that they might well be referred to in Celtic capitals in "scarehead" proportions in the text of contributions on the subject. Particularly in girls is enuresis dependent on preputial adhesions. It is one of the curiosities of medical literature that the subject of preputial adhesions is dealt with chiefly in reference to boys, while, as a matter of fact, girls need circumcision more frequently than boys for the reason that they are more subject to preputial adhesions than boys are. The more impressionable nervous system of girls responds to the

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