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The major event of the period under review is the publication of the second edition of Campbell's Urology (3 vols, Saunders, 1963, $90). So comprehensive and authoritative a work has an importance greater than the sum of its contents. As the only American encyclopedia on the subject, it plays a definitive role, and helps to define what urology is. T. W. Stamey's observations, in his book review of this second edition, deserve special notice. Stamey called for a "unitary approach" to the genitourinary system that would close the breach between "those physicians who deal with the area from the calyces to the urethral meatus (urologists) and those who know the urinary tract only from the capsule of the kidney to the calyces (internists and renal physiologists)." Had Stamey grounds to hope for a change? Had he perceived a new impulse?
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