October 5, 1970


Author Affiliations

Harvard Medical School Boston


edited by Meredith F. Campbell and J. Hartwell Harrison, 3 vol, ed 3; 2,838 pp, with illus, $110, Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Co., 1970.

JAMA. 1970;214(1):150. doi:10.1001/jama.1970.03180010090031

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The third edition of Urology meets expectations and is recommended as our most comprehensive text in English, valuable for reference and as a textbook. The abundant new material continues Dr. Campbell's original intention to present clinical practice in terms of basic science and in a state of steady development. Apart from general excellence, this new edition is an adroit production; revisions and the addition of seven new chapters, some of them lengthy, have been accomplished without increasing the number of pages. Each volume is of a size comfortable to handle.

The new chapters deal with radioisotope diagnosis, vesico-ureteral reflux, pharmacology, renovascular surgery, transplantation, septic shock, and "controversy and perspective." The number of authors has risen from 64 to 74; retirement caused some changes in the roster. Boyarsky and Lapides now write the chapters on neuromuscular function. Prostate physiology is covered by Brendler, and Hudson has taken over perineal prostatectomy. Although