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July 6, 1901

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

JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(1):39-40. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470270045018

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New York City, June 29, 1901.

To the Editor:  —I am very sorry that Dr. Pyle in his letter in the issue of June 15, questioning my claim to originality with reference to the above operative procedure which appeared in The Journal of May 4, did not incorporate my reply to the letter he had previously sent me on the subject; had he done so I should not now have occasion to continue the correspondence.On May 24, I received the following communication from Dr. Pyle:[Copy] "Toledo, Ohio, May 23, 1901."Dr. Eugene Fuller, New York:

"Dear Doctor:  —I have had the pleasure of reading your article in The Journal of the A. M. A., upon a supposed "New Method" of removing the prostate gland, etc. I am somewhat surprised to see from New York sources so many slight modifications of the same operation which I performed and fully

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