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REVIEW OF UROLOGIC SURGERY

ALBERT J. SCHOLL, M.D.; FRANK HINMAN, M.D.; ALEXANDER VON LICHTENBERG, M.D.; ALEXANDER B. HEPLER, M.D.; ROBERT GUTIERREZ, M.D.; GERSHOM J. THOMPSON, M.D.; JAMES T. PRIESTLEY, M.D.; EGON WILDBOLZ, M.D.; VINCENT J. O'CONOR, M.D.
Arch Surg. 1938;37(5):835-864. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1938.01200050141013.
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Physiology.  —Farrell35 described a method by which pure prostatic fluid may be obtained for study. The action of drugs on the prostate gland has been noted, as well as the response to electrical stimuli. The prostatic secretion of the dog is consistently acid. The secretion, as demonstrated by its intravenous injection or by perfusion experiments, has no great toxicity.Many of the substances used therapeutically in urologic practice are secreted by the prostate gland. These substances do not appear to enhance the bactericidal action of the prostatic fluid. The normal prostatic fluid has a bactericidal action. The exact cause of this action is not known. Experiments are now being conducted to determine it.Alcohol is eliminated by the prostate gland in measurable amounts. It has a deleterious action on the viability of sperm. Alcohol may be a factor in sterility.

Hypertrophy.  —Mussgnug36 stated that damaged renal

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