By R. M. LeComte, M.D., F.A.C.S., Professor of Urology, Georgetown University, Washington, D. C. Second edition. Cloth. Price, $4. Pp. 295, with 55 illustrations. Baltimore: William Wood & Company, 1939.
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This manual deals in a practical and concise manner with the diseases of the genito-urinary tract. The subject matter is systematically arranged and the author presents each chapter in the same way, stressing especially the etiology of various conditions. He avoids extended discussions and case reports and, as a rule, presents generally recognized conclusions. The importance of obtaining a careful history is given due consideration and the question of a physical examination in urologic conditions is given in detail. The newer concepts of the neuromuscular physiology of the bladder has been added. The subject of prostatic obstruction is presented, including an adequate discussion of suprapubic prostatectomy, perineal prostatectomy and transurethral resection. A chapter has been added on impotence and sterility. Although he realizes that much of our present day point of view is subject to discussion and that these views may change, the subject is presented in a comprehensive, simple,
Manual of Urology. JAMA. 1940;115(6):483. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810320063035