January 21, 1933

Lehrbuch der Urologie mit Einschluss der männlichen Sexualerkrankungen.

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Von Dr. Leopold Casper, a. ö. Professor a. d. Universität Berlin. Fifth edition. Paper. Price, 35 marks. Pp. 486, with 170 illustrations. Berlin: Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1932.

JAMA. 1933;100(3):215-216. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740030063045

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This textbook comes up to the standard to be expected from an author known as an experienced clinician and a renowned writer on urology. A certain unevenness in discussing the various topics may be ascribed to the author's attempt at covering in a rather limited space the enormous field indicated in the title. It is to be regretted that there is rather scanty attention allotted to the pertinent American literature, though in this country the development of modern urology has progressed in amazing strides. This omission may account for some striking deficiencies, such as dismissing with a few words urethral strictures in the female and the failure of mentioning the Hagner operation and protein therapy in treating acute epididymitis. The same neglect is apparent in the discussion of open electrocoagulation of malignant vesical tumors and transurethral electroresection in certain instances of prostatic hypertrophy. An innovation is the special chapter devoted

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