Victor Fray Marshall: Twentieth century renaissance urologist

Stephen Boorjian, E. Darracott Vaughan, W. Reid Pitts, Edward C. Muecke

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Purpose: Victor Fray Marshall (1913 to 2001) contributed to advancements in a variety of fields within urology, including incontinence, oncology, stone disease and pediatrics. Materials and Methods: We reviewed historical records from the New York Hospital archives as well as the original publications of Marshall. Personal experiences of former residents and others were recounted. Results: While Marshall may be most recognized for Marshall-Marchetti-Krantz vesicourethral suspension, designed to correct stress urinary incontinence, he was among the earliest advocates of surgical extirpation for bladder cancer and helped introduce the use of urinary cytology for the diagnosis of urothelial malignancy. At the same time Marshall contributed to the development of ureteroscopy for stone disease. His contributions to pediatric urology include the description of a nonrefluxing ureteral re-implantation technique for the surgical correction of reflux as well as his investigation of the embryology and surgical repair of bladder exstrophy. Conclusions: The contributions of Victor Marshall to urology are notable in breadth and significance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-45
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Urology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2006


  • 20th century
  • Bladder
  • Cystectomy
  • History
  • Physicians
  • Urethra

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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