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Logo of procrsmedFormerly medchtJournal of the Royal Society of MedicineProceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine
Proc R Soc Med. 1932 April; 25(6): 907–915.
PMCID: PMC2183972

President's Address: Some Points in Connection with the Successful Issue of Simple Prostatectomy


The patient before operation is trained by an experienced nurse in the art of thoracic respiration.—Deep anæsthesia during the actual enucleation of the growth of the prostate.—The scrotum and penis must be kept well up on the abdomen after the operation, and a suspensory bandage must be provided for the patient on discharge.—1 c.c. of pituitrin is injected immediately after the operation.—The first post-operative dressing is not done for twenty-four hours after the operation. No catheter is used after the operation, except very occasionally. The slightest sign of post-operative disease of the air-passages should be treated adequately, and immediately.

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