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August 27, 1898


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JAMA. 1898;XXXI(9):440-443. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.92450090006001a

So many mooted questions still envelop chronic prostatitis that its presentation, especially in a necessarily brief paper, is attended with considerable difficulty. The symptoms, too, are so readily confounded with those of other ailments, save by most searching study, that oftentimes a patient with chronic prostatitis is treated for all manner of other diseases, unsuccessfully. To contribute what I can, in the time at my disposal, to the better comprehension of the disease is the task I have set myself in this paper.

The more or less severe tickling and burning in the urethra or at the glans, either incessantly or at intervals, the often increased frequency of micturition, the aching and stabbing pains in the anus, sacrum or perineum, the pain in the suprapubic region as well as the radiating pain along the lumbar region and the legs are well-known manifestations of chronic prostatitis. I hardly need mention the