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    Jean Zuléma Amussat (Author)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1840 Excerpt: ...the equilibrium. During the whole treatment, the patients must lead a temperate life, drink but little wine, abstain from all alcoholic liquors, and as much as possible from coition. When they have a catheter or bougie in the canal they must not take exercise, otherwise they will be exposed to a swelling of the testicles, a very frequent accident among those who neglect this precept. However well directed, however well followed may be the treatment by dilatation, it requires many months, even years, and the patients can scarcely ever regard themselves as completely cured. The contracted urethra may indeed, by means of dilating instruments be brought back to its natural diameter, but so soon as these means are left off, it tends, like all excretory canals, to return to its primitive pathological state. Besides, although the sounds and bougies can for a time flatten the frani and callosities of the urethral mucous membrane, they never cause them to disappear entirely, because they only act most commonly by compression. A curious phenomenon, and one which surprises the patients, is that the stream of urine continues to be very small, although catheters of several lines diameter are introduced into their canal. In this case, the stricture is formed by a frasnum which is easily depressed by the sound from before backwards, whilst the urine, which comes from the bladder, elevates it from behind, and the area of the canal is contracted. M. Amussat has often convinced himself, in our Segalas observes that in the cases in which he treats a stricture by dilatation alone, he directs the bougie to be retained, having carefully chosen one, the diameter of which, being such as to enable it to remain free in the canal, allows the urine to pass around it. Many practitioner...
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