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April 22, 1899


JAMA. 1899;XXXII(16):868. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.92450430022001e

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V. F., single, merchant, aged 26, consulted me on July 2, 1898, for an attack of gonorrheal urethritis, and under treatment with potassium permanganate solution irrigations for one month, was discharged cured. He was then instructed to abstain from the use of alcohol in any form, and was warned against marrying for at least one year from date of discharge, as he was then engaged to be married to a refined young woman of this city.

On March 2, 1899, he again consulted me as to the advisability of marrying, and assured me that during all these months, he had noticed no discharge from his urethra, and at no time felt any inconvenience. He also stated—and I think truthfully—that he did not during that time partake of any alcoholic drinks, and had not indulged in sexual intercourse. Physical examination revealed nothing.

He was married one week later, and again consulted

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