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April 10, 1926

Gynecologic Urology.

JAMA. 1926;86(15):1154. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670410050034

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The preface states that the book is devoted to the technic of endoscopy and cystoscopy in the female, and the diagnosis and treatment of the more common diseases of the urologic tract, and suggests that the intention of writing it was to enable students to acquire quickly a working knowledge of the subject. This has been accomplished for the most part in a satisfactory manner. Many of the paragraphs are extremely brief but are not misleading. In several instances the expressions used are somewhat inaccurate; for example, on page 18 under the paragraph headed edema, the statement that "the term should be applied whenever the blood vessels have disappeared because of swelling" is, of course, not accurate. The recommendation "that the bladder should be irrigated at least once a day with warm saline or 4 per cent boric solution" in the treatment of acute cystitis (page 55) would probably not

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