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May 7, 1892


JAMA. 1892;XVIII(19):596. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411230026015

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Dr. C. B. Kelsey, in the New York Medical Journal, March 26, treats of some of the rarer diseases of the rectum that result in stricture or occlusion. He exhibited to his class a case of chancroidal ulceration around anus and within rectum. He regards this ulcerative condition as one of the occasional sources of so-called syphilitic stricture. It tends to confirm the classical argument of Mason, who, nearly twenty years ago, called attention to the frequency of rectal stricture due to chancroid, although generally known as syphilitic. Venereal stricture seems very often to have a doubtful causation, for the reason that the practitioner is unable to follow up the changes that occur. We sometimes see specific vaginitis assigned as a probable cause of the trouble in females. There are more cases of venereal stricture among females, and they are apt to be refractory against specific remedies. The exact mechanism

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