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August 2, 1902

An Acknowledgment of Priority.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(5):266. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480310034013

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Chicago, July 25, 1902.

To the Editor:  —Since writing my article, describing an improved method of examining the female bladder, I have found that Dr. William Pryor of New York read a paper before the New York County Medical Association, Jan. 21, 1901, in which he advocated the posture which I have recommended as being most advantageous in the examination of the female bladder, and which I have obtained by a slight modification of the Boldt table. I was first convinced of the value of the posture on witnessing Dr. Kelly's demonstration of his method of examining the bladder in the genupectoral position, before the British Medical Association in Montreal, and I immediately afterward adopted the Boldt table to obtain the elevated lithotomy posture, in the Royal Victoria Hospital. I am glad to acknowledge Dr. Pryor's claim to priority in this matter. Working independently, we arrived at the same conclusions,

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