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There are a few morbid conditions of a functional character which, although often times an integral part of organic diseases of the organs which it is my especial province to consider, are occasionally either morbid entities or else the prominent source of complaint on the part of the patient—indeed we are apt to be more often consulted regarding these functional or nervous derangements than the diseases upon which they frequently depend.
There is, perhaps, no subject in the whole range of genito-urinary disturbances, of greater importance than the varied phenomena involving nervous derangements, that are due, directly or indirectly, to pathological conditiors of the various portions of the urethral canal. It is certain also, that in no class of cases which come under the observation of the genito-urinary surgeon, is an accurate diagnosis of greater importance, or more difficult to accomplish. I feel, therefore, that a contribution to the special
LYDSTON GF. REFLEX URETHRAL AND GENITAL NEUROSES, URETHRAL NEURALGIA AND HYPERÆSTHESIA AND NEURALGIA OF THE TESTES. Read before the Section of Neurology and Medical Jurisprudence, at the Forty third Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Detroit. Mich., June, 1892. JAMA. 1892;XIX(13):370–375. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420130014001e
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