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October 12, 1935

Synopsis of Genito-Urinary Diseases

JAMA. 1935;105(15):1215. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760410059034

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This small volume is a satisfactory attempt to produce a synopsis of genito-urinary diseases for the student. The author has stressed the importance of etiology, symptomatology and diagnosis. The facts are well ordered and inclusive. The illustrations for the most part are excellent but occasionally fail to depict, especially to the student, the condition seen by cystoscopy. Naturally there are omissions in a book of this small size; but the only two striking ones noticed are the failure to discuss the importance of the parathyroid in relation to urinary calculus and the failure to mention the quantitative hormone determination in the urine in its relation to tumors of the testes. The statement on page 143 that brilliant cures of chronic arthritis have followed excision of infected seminal vesicles may not be accepted as the experience of most urologists but of course cannot be categorically denied. For the most part this

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