A criticism often directed toward textbooks is that they are usually outdated upon publication.1 In the preface to the third edition of Adult and PediatricUrology, Jay Gillenwater states that most of the book's chapters were written less than a year before publication. Perusal of the bibliographies indicate references to articles published in 1994 in most of the chapters and in 1995 in several. Gillenwater also indicates that the editors will be updating Adult and Pediatric Urology annually in the Year Book of Urology, which has been reorganized to function as a supplement to the text. These innovative changes as well as the availability of the text on CD-ROM will enable Adult and Pediatric Urology to be the prime source of information for urologists for years to come.
New for this edition is a 92-page chapter on laparoscopic urology by Clayman et al, which not only provides the state
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