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August 1984

Genitourinary Surgery

Arch Surg. 1984;119(8):981. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1984.01390200095029

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This 845-page, two-volume text was edited by David Paulson, who is well known for his work on carcinoma of the prostate. The book has 15 contributors, each recognized for his expertise in dealing with a specific organ site. It is not a surgical atlas or a total spectrum of operative procedures and treatment, as is Campbell's Urology, which has long been considered the benchmark urologic text. Instead, Genitourinary Surgery contains the authors' preferred methods for dealing with each of the major diseases involving the genitourinary system. As such, it is an attempt to present the state of the art as seen by leading authorities on the adrenal glands, kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate, testicles, penis, and urethra. Pediatric urology is treated as a separate entity. George Webster's discussion of the urethra and its numerous problems is particularly good. The 180-page discussion of that short and immensely important tube is accompanied by

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