December 1974

Bladder Control and Enuresis

Author Affiliations

Johns Hopkins Hospital Baltimore


by I. Kolvin, R. C. MacKeith, and S. R. Meadow, 328 pp, $29.50, William Heinemann Medical Books Ltd, 1973.

Am J Dis Child. 1974;128(6):896-897. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1974.02110310144038

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In the United States, the development of primary care services has lagged far behind the development of specialty services. The alleged lack of intellectual stimulation deriving from primary care may be largely responsible for its failure to keep pace with the specialties. Therefore, it is heartening to see the publication of a scholarly volume devoted to a common and vexing problem in primary care.

It is probably no accident that the colloquium from which this book was derived was organized by British health professionals, who are far ahead of their US colleagues in appreciation of the need to take seriously the cause and nature of everyday ills. The book is a useful summary of the current state of affairs regarding bedwetting in children. Its 32 chapters are divided into sections, but unfortunately the separate and often diverse viewpoints of individual authors have not been reconciled or coordinated within an overall

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