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THE REMOTE EFFECTS OF LESIONS OF THE PROSTATE AND DEEP URETHRA

THOMAS McCRAE, M.D., F.R.C.P.
JAMA. 1913;61(7):477-481. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04350070031011.
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To the genito-urinary surgeons we are indebted for the great advance in our knowledge of the nature, frequency and importance of lesions of the prostate and deep urethra. Much of this is important only as regards the local disease, and with this we are not here concerned; but in some cases there are many secondary results important to recognize from the point of view of general medicine. One of the lessons usually driven home more by our own mistakes than by the instruction of others is the recognition of the frequency with which disturbance—organic or functional—in any system or organ is due to derangement elsewhere. The locality of symptoms is not of necessity the seat of disease. The importance of recognizing that gastric disturbance may be caused by chronic disease of the appendix or by gallstones is a good example. It is to some of the disturbances secondary to disease

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