Obstructive hypertrophy of the prostate gland causes so much misery and is productive of death in so large a proportion of aged men, that the profession must welcome every advance that is made in our means of treating this serious disease.
It is only in recent years that anything more than palliative treatment was applied to this condition, but in the last few years a great many new procedures have been devised, aiming at a more or less radical cure. The most prominent of these are prostatotomy by means of an electro-cautery knife which is known as the Bottini operation, and the various forms of prostatectomy. The author has devoted a good deal of effort and thought to the subject of prostatectomy and has devised a modification of one of the principal methods in vogue whereby he believes the operation has been very much simplified, and he also believes the
SYMS P. PERINEAL PROSTATECTOMY. JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(18):1154–1156. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.62470440004001a
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