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September 8, 1900


JAMA. 1900;XXXV(10):627. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460360033003

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The August issue of the Indian Medical Gazette is a special one, devoted to the subject of East Indian experience with operations for stone in the bladder. This appears to be a common affection at all ages amongst some of the Indian populations, and the experience of Indian surgeons is therefore of value, the more so since their hospital opportunities are large. The papers published in this special number do not throw very much light on the etiology of the condition, the main point in all is the method of surgical cure. One thing stands out prominently in all the communications, namely, that Bigelow's operation of litholapaxy is the one that has become the operative mainstay of the British surgeons in India, and is the best and safest resource in all ordinary cases, regardless of age. One surgeon, Capt. H. Smith, I. M. S., analyzes nearly 8000 cases of operations

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