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April 3, 1937

Urological Roentgenology: A Manual for Students and Practitioners

JAMA. 1937;108(14):1209. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780140065036

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This is an excellent volume for the beginner in urography, as it contains a remarkable collection of well reproduced pyelograms. Many of these urograms will be of interest to the most expert urologist also. This book shows the result of having been long in preparation, however, as certain advice and discussions are now obsolete. The expense of using intravenous preparations for retrograde pyelograms is discussed. Twenty per cent hippuran costs about 1 cent per cubic centimeter, which makes the medium for the average pyelogram cost from 10 to 15 cents; this is certainly not excessive. The great value of excretory urography in certain conditions is not properly stressed. Certainly this is of use in cases other than those in which cystoscopy is impossible. The text is not of the same high quality as the illustrations, and one doubts whether discussion of workmen's compensation is proper in a book entitled "Urological

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