Medicine: Female Prostate

In many cases after British Urologist Thomas Moore diagnosed a man's illness as obstruction caused by overgrowth of the prostate gland, the patient's wife exclaimed: "I'm sure I have the same trouble—I have just the same symptoms." To laymen, who think that the relatively useless prostate is the male's exclusive property, this sounds silly. Even doctors, who know from their anatomy books that glands around a woman's urethra are analogous to the male organ, usually dismiss the diagnosis as implausible.

The patients are often right, and his professional colleagues are too often wrong, says Surgeon Moore in the medical journal Lancet....

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