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March 1941

Clinical Urology.

Am J Dis Child. 1941;61(3):658-659. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1941.02000090234020

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This is a work on general urology in two volumes, designed primarily for medical students. The first five chapters of volume 1 cover the general aspects of urologic examinations. They explain in detail the various laboratory, roentgenologic and instrumental equipment needed to make such examinations. Instructions are given for the oral administration of hippuran (sodium orthoiodohippurate) for obtaining excretory urograms in children. Good pictures have been obtained and no reactions noted with this method. However, the procedure is time consuming and impractical in clinic practice.

Anomalies of the urinary and the genital tract are recorded, and their treatment is outlined. In the chapters devoted to infections of the male and female genitalia, the use of sulfanilamide and its related compounds is considered.

Prostatism is fully discussed, and the authors have arrived at definite opinions regarding its treatment. Perineal prostatectomy appears to be the senior author's procedure of choice for treating

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