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April 1, 1911

Urinary Surgery. A Review.

JAMA. 1911;LVI(13):992. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560130056034

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The opening statement of this book describes it as "an attempt to review for the use of the practitioner the progress of urinary surgery during the last decade." The attempt has achieved notable success; the text is admirable in conception and execution—a terse, clear, complete presentation of etiology, diagnosis and the principles of treatment.

Among the few errors of sufficient moment for correction are the following: the usual recommendation of suprapubic aspiration instead of a single puncture for the insertion of a catheter, as the means for the relief of urinary retention; the advice to use cocain for anesthesia of urethra and bladder—a drug usually abandoned as dangerous in the urinary channel; and the usual failure to teach that tuberculosis of the urinary and genital tract results from a vice of nutrition which must be corrected by constitutional treatment (especially hygiene and tuberculin), to which treatment the knife is always

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