October 1940

The Neurogenic Bladder.

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By F. C. McLellan, M.D., Instructor in Surgery, University of Michigan. Price $4. Pp. xvi + 206, with 49 charts, 8 figures and frontispiece. Springfield, Ill., and Baltimore: Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, 1939.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1940;66(4):1010. doi:10.1001/archinte.1940.00190160229020

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This monograph is well worth knowing. It is not long; its bulk is due largely to the appendix and charts. Into one hundred and thirteen pages of solid reading, however, is packed all manner of information, novel to the ordinary clinician, concerning the bladder and its functions.

The author discusses the anatomy, physiology and pathologic physiology of the bladder interestingly and with spirit. He shows that the bladder is a reflex organ, that the bladder reflex, like any other reflex, can be determined and that this reflex is of great importance in neurologic diagnosis; and, finally, he explains how the bladder reflex can best be studied, what cystometry is and how the results of cystometric study are to be interpreted.

There is a bibliography of 118 references at the end of the book, covering the ground from T. R. Elliott's studies of 1907, on the innervation of the bladder and

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