At the onset it is necessary to avow that the principal object of this paper is to obtain instruction. Through this instruction I hope to make valuable to the general practitioner the methods which study and experience have led me to employ in examining patients whose ailments come within the exclusive genito-urinary specialty. If incidentally to the confessed object it be shown that examination of the majority of genito-urinary patients can well be performed by the general practitioner, the purpose of this effort will be more than attained.
—As in all other diseases, the examination of a genito-urinary case, whatever its character, must begin with the history of the patient's family. Heeding a tubercular heredity, for example, will keep us alert to the greater possibility of a patient so stigmatized to fall a victim to genito-urinary tuberculosis. This is especially likely when he has acquired even a mild
VALENTINE FC. EXAMINATION OF A GENITO-URINARY PATIENT BY THE GENERAL PRACTITIONER.. JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(9):570–576. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.62480090022001g
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