of electrohydraulic lithotripsy into western Europe and subsequently to the rest of the western world.
One of his major contributions was the development of low pressure irrigation during operative endoscopy, which allowed him to develop a radical transurethral prostatectomy, totally resecting the malignant prostate, including the capsule, even in patients in their eighties, with a mortality rate of less than one percent.
He and Iglesias created, nearly simultaneously, what is now the continuous flow resectoscope, and at the 1973 AUA Scientific Annual Meeting, Reuter suggested necessary design improvements to Iglesias.
Never one to hide his opinion of new methods or colleagues, Dr. Reuter clearly had adversaries but numerous good friends as well. Of his many contributions to urologic literature, the last of these will be published posthumously: History of Endoscopy, The Development of