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June 15, 1901

"A New Operative Method for Exposing the Seminal Vesicles and Prostate for Extirpation."

JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(24):1715. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470240043013

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Abstract

Toledo, Ohio, June 4, 1901.

To the Editor:  —In the May 4 issue of The Journal my attention has been called to an article by Dr. Eugene Fuller, of New York, on the subject of "A New Operative Method for Exposing the Seminal Vesicles and Prostate for Extirpation." Inasmuch as Dr. Fuller's assumptions are based upon work which originated, so far as I have any definite information, with myself more than nine years ago, and was published in the New York Medical Record, Aug. 6, 1892, I feel that he has done me an injustice to publish a report of "a new method" wherein he describes an operation exactly like my own, with the unimportant change of the patient from the dorsal to the ventral decubitus. Does changing a patient from the dorsal to the ventral position give an operator the right to lay claim to all the work that

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