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April 9, 1892


JAMA. 1892;XVIII(15):471. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411190031019

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A NEW URETHROTOME.  R. INNIS Bromley, M.D., SONORA, CAL.It is my purpose in presenting this article to introduce a new urethrotome, the principles of which differ from any of those now in use.All of the urethrotomies in popular use at the present time are provided with but one blade and are intended to be used as single "cutters," the incision being made either toward the front or towards the dorsum of the penis as the inventor thought best that it should be made.The instrument which I present contains four knives, and cuts the stricture substance at four points at right angles to each other. The accompanying illustration will give the reader an idea of the instrument.It consists of a bulb, A, which contains the knives, a slender shaft, B and the handle. The knives are set at right angles to each other and emerge from four

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