Discussion of Alban Goldsmith's surgery
Under the bi'nd of scientiSo intelligence, and very judiciously placed at the close of the list, there is a report of two eases of Lithrotrily by Or. Alban Gold - smith of this city, for the removal of stone in the bladder. The facility which this eminent Furseon possesses m oreaKing up tne caicuius, uivesis me disease cf all its former terrors The patient can I now be relieved without the aid of the knife, and in the two cases above mentioned, it will be perceived, without any confinement or any detention trom tm - 1 ,1 Einess. in enumerating u;e names 01 surgeons wno hnve ri;tinmiilw - themselves bv their skill and the number of their operations, Dr A. Watson, in his article on the progress of medicine in America, forgot to notice Dr. Goldsmith, w ho certainly performed as many, if not more, difficult operations than several of those he mentions. In the first number of the North Ameritan and Suraie.il Journal, there is a case reported by Dr. Goldsmith of the extraction of an ovarium, a case as difricu't and as extraordinary as any on record. The patient cn whom the operation was performed is sitll alive ond in good health As far as we b ain, this is the fust 1 11110 that the operation for h.hrotrity has been ticrformed in our . . 1 ; . 1. TV - . r 11..1 1 cuy. un examining uiu ivurui American iiit - uieui and Sureical Journal, it will be perceivexl that Dr. Goldsmith, then Dr. Alban G. Smith, was the first one who brought ihe trt ol liturolnty 10 this conn try. It is acknowledged to be an operation that re quires great manual dexterity, and c, nscejnenily this is only to be acquired by extensive practice : very few. even in Europe, have succeeded in it. In calculus calculus diseases, great experience and good judgment are necessary to distinguish those cases that are a dopted to this peculiar operation. It is through the want of this that the hthrotntic ait it so little resort ed to for the relief of stone in the bladder. All those physicians who have seen this surceon operate 111 Itthotnty, give him the hishesl praise for the neat.icss and skill lie displays in breaking up the calculus. Dr. AlL - m Goldsmith was formerly known as I Dr - Alban G. Smith. H13 present iaine was obtain ed uy oil act ui 111c leyirr - uiuie.