Prepared under the auspices of the American Urological Association. Editorial Committee, Edgar G. Ballenger, William A. Frontz, Homer G. Hamer and Bransford Lewis, Chairman. Two volumes. Price, $8. Pp. 746, with illustrations. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins Company, 1933.
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These two volumes combine to make an interesting book. It was written by thirty-two well known contributors, and deals primarily with the history of urology in this country. As Dr. Wishard suggests in the preface, the specialty is a youthful one. It began in 1874 with the publication of Van Buren and Keyes's "Genito-Urinary and Venereal Diseases," soon gathered momentum and has made amazing strides since 1900. Any one who enjoys reading about medical personalities will like the first eight chapters of this history. These give short accounts of the pioneer urologists in various parts of the country, showing how urology came to be recognized as a specialty through the work of various leaders of medical and surgical thought all over the United States.
The remainder of volume 1 and all of volume 2 deal more directly with the development of present knowledge regarding various phases of the specialty. Anatomy,
History of Urology.. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1934;53(1):161. doi:10.1001/archinte.1934.00160070166017