September 27, 1913

The Practice of Urology.

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A Surgical Treatise on Genito-Urinary Diseases, Including Syphilis. By Charles H. Chetwood, M.D., LL.D., Professor of Genito-Urinary Surgery, New York Polyclinic. Cloth. Price, $5 net. Pp. 824, with illustrations. New York: William Wood & Co., 1913.

JAMA. 1913;61(13_part_1):1064. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04350130058033

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There is no dearth of books on genito-urinary surgery, and another addition to the list is not apt to excite the attention that it may deserve. The author's claim to distinction in the preparation of this book is in the fact that he has aligned the subject-matter as seemed to be most practical and desirable from both a surgical and a clinical aspect, beginning with diagnosis and general technic and following with the various abnormalities and diseases of the different anatomic regions, subdividing the operative surgery in like manner. The characteristic features embodied in this book which give it a modern status are the present local treatment of gonorrhea, the application of serum diagnosis and therapy, advancement in cystoscopic and functional renal diagnosis, and the latest on salvarsan therapy. The author is evidently considerably impressed with the value of the Phylacogens, in which many close clinical observers of wide experience

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