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Welcome to the Why Urology podcast with Dr. Todd Brandt.

This podcast is my personal attempt to teach you about your genito-urinary tract, what can go wrong, and how your urologist may just become your superhero.

The name of the podcast comes from my ongoing need to answer the question that I get so often from patients, friends, and family, “Why Urology? Why did you choose to become a urologist?”

Dec 18, 2016

Dr. Brandt discusses the development of the Transurethral Resection of the Prostate and the contribution of Dr. Nathaniel Alcock and Dr. Rubin Flocks at the University of Iowa in the 1930s.

You can see a video of Dr. Theodore Davis performing a TURP from a movie filmed in the 1930s on YouTube: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWnHAG_ySls

You can find many videos of TURP on YouTube.  Search TURP.

Here is a link to my vidscip video of a TURP.

www.vidscrip.com/drtoddbrandt

Most of this episode comes from the following articles

"Historical Evolution of Transurethral Resection at the University of Iowa: Alcock and Flocks," Hawtrey and Williams, Journal of Urology, Vol. 180, pp. 55-61, July 2008.

"Local Repair Following Transurethral Prostatic Resection: Its Role in the Clinical Events Associated with this Question," Flocks, Journal of Urology, Vol. 40, No. 1, July, 1938.

"The arterial Distribution Within the Prostate Gland: Its Role in Transurethral Prostatic Resection," Flocks, Journal of Urology, Vol. 37, No. 4, April, 1937.