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:
You can find many videos of TURP on YouTube. Search TURP.
Here is a link to my vidscip video of a TURP.
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.