January 1970

Conferences in Pediatric Urology, The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center.

Author Affiliations

Washington, DC


Edited by Edward C. Muecke, MD, and Victor F. Marshall, MD, Price, $17.75. Pp 297. Williams & Wilkins Co., 428 E Preston St, Baltimore 21202, 1969.

Am J Dis Child. 1970;119(1):94-95. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1970.02100050096025

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From the genuine white towers of the hospital on the banks of the East River of Manhattan comes a revelation of the proceedings of the "Conferences in Pediatric Urology." Almost immediately one is prepared for the pearls of wisdom which result from many years of experience with complex problems in pediatric urology. Instead, we are asked to observe the end product of well designed and cut jewels which sparkle with brilliance. While the style of the cut is made clear, the steps in the process are left rough and uncut in the literary projection. Perhaps these authors expect too much of their audience; however, it would seem that a general urologist and even a budding pediatric urologist could find it difficult to follow the sequence by which the rough diamond is cut, faceted, and highly graded. No substantial scientific precepts are utilized to buttress a particular approach in technique and

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