—Mr. H. was referred to me by Dr. A. E. Mowry for treatment of a very tight stricture in the anterior urethra about 2 cm. inside of the meatus.
—I found a very nervous, excitable individual with a history of two mild attacks of urethritis, and recovery in each instance within two months. The present trouble began about six weeks ago when he noticed that it took him longer to empty his bladder than formerly and that the stream was with difficulty kept in the urinal. This condition has become progressively worse.
—On having him urinate into the glasses, it was observed that the stream was thin, crooked and of slight force, although the act was augmented by using the abdominal muscles. The urine was clear except for a few threads. On palpating the penis a hard, indurated mass could be felt on the under side about