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Ramon Guiteras: founder of the American Urological Association, surgeon, sportsman and statesman.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20620396     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
PURPOSE: We conducted an extensive search to learn more about Ramon Guiteras, the founder of the American Urological Association. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Scientific publications, newspaper articles, and historical documents and texts were reviewed. Institutions and organizations of which Ramon Guiteras was a member were contacted. RESULTS: Guiteras' career peaked at the turn of the century, just as genitourinary surgery was emerging as an independent field. The American Urological Association began as an organization of the members of Guiteras' clinic with the dream of becoming an inclusive organization for the benefit of all ethical physicians with an interest in the urinary sciences. Guiteras contributed to advances in urological treatments, including improving and helping to bring a method of suprapubic prostatectomy to worldwide attention. He authored numerous scientific articles and a comprehensive, fully illustrated, 2-volume textbook that was widely translated. He pursued adventure through travel and sport, and participated in missions to Cuba and France during President Wilson's term of office. CONCLUSIONS: Ramon Guiteras died at age 59 years but his legacy lives on through the American Urological Association, a detailed textbook, contributions to urological instruments and techniques, and a vibrant elementary school in Bristol, Rhode Island that bears his name.
Authors:
Genevieve M Crane; David A Bloom
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Biography; Historical Article; Journal Article; Portraits     Date:  2010-06-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of urology     Volume:  184     ISSN:  1527-3792     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Urol.     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-12     Completed Date:  2010-08-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376374     Medline TA:  J Urol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  447-52     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright (c) 2010 American Urological Association Education and Research, Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Urology, Lahey Clinic, Burlington, Massachusetts 01805, USA. eve945@gmail.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Boxing / history*
General Surgery / history*
Government / history*
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century
Rhode Island
Societies, Medical / history*
United States
Urology / history*
Personal Name Subject
Personal Name Subject:
Ramon Benjamin Guiteras

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