June 19, 1967

The Ureter

Author Affiliations

Brookline, Mass


edited by Harry Bergman (by 31 authors), 702 pp, 552 illus, $30, New York: Hoeber Medical Division, Harper & Row, 1967.

JAMA. 1967;200(12):1135. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03120250169035

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The ureter and its junctions with the kidney and bladder are subjects which continue to fret the clinician and the investigator. Contemporary ureteral research is an odyssey of massive exploration of numerous problems, some still far from solution. Dr. Bergman is to be congratulated for his ambition to encompass a manifold subject in one book. He establishes order and perspective. Twenty-eight chapters by an international corps of 31 authors present fundamental material and treat both significant and subsidiary matters. The Ureter is of general interest but does a particular service for those too young to have collected the journals of the past 15 years and for those who value a reference that is comprehensive yet of convenient size.

Pride of space goes to surgical questions but only after provision of a complete background. The first four chapters describe applied and microscopic anatomy, embryology, and physiology. Two chapters on pathology and