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July 2, 1892

ARTIFICIAL URETHRA IN PROSTATIC OBSTRUCTION.

JAMA. 1892;XIX(1):23-24. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420010029008

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Abstract

An article in Medical Press and Circular, May 11, gives to Dr. Hunter McGuire, the newly elected President of the American Medical Association, the credit of priority, over one or two French surgeons, in planning and performing his operation for the relief of chronic prostatic disease. The writer states the dates and places of publication of first papers on the subject sufficiently to prove Dr. McGuire's precedence. He says that he notices the matter because he thinks " that it is very desirable that the praise and credit of devising and successfully completing a new and much required operation should be justly awarded; and we feel that our contemporary L'Union Médicale and our professional brethren in France would not unwittingly deprive one of the most distinguished surgeons of the English-speaking peoples, Dr. Hunter McGuire, of his well-won honor."

It was at the convention in 1888 of the American Surgical Association, that

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