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July 19, 1902


Author Affiliations

Associate Professor of Genito-Urinary Diseases, Chicago Policlinic; Attending Genito-Urinary Surgeon and Dermatologist, Alexian Brothers' Hospital. CHICAGO.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(3):124-128. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.52480290008001a

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Under the general title of "Ulcer of the Bladder," it will be best to avoid complicating considerations by stating definitely what is intended to be understood. I mean to speak only of ulcers in the usual pathologic sense; that is to say, the loss of substance which does not show any intention of healing, which produces abnormal secretion and whose base is covered with regular granulations; and furthermore, a loss of tissue not due to any cause which comes from the exterior of the bladder or which destroys the continuity of the bladder wall, as abscesses, foreign bodies, ligatures, etc.

PROGRESS IN KNOWLEDGE.  Ever since the more exact diagnosis of diseases of the interior of the bladder, including ulcerations, has been considered, constant advances have been made and we find that the interest of genito-urinary surgeons has also correspondingly increased. Still greater attention was given to this particular subject, as

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