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The professed purpose of the book is to make available to the physician who practices urology, up-to-date information on office practice and procedures. In this it succeeds, and many of the articles contain the distilled wisdom of years of practice by outstanding clinicians. But it contains also much material so elementary that the casual reader opening it might think that it was directed to junior medical students just starting their first service in a urologic outpatient clinic. On the other hand, most urologists would consider a number of the procedures described as entirely inappropriate for office practice and would restrict these to hospital use.
The multiple authorship has brought together in a single volume the thoughts of many outstanding men. But this has drawbacks, too, for it leads to repetition and overlapping. Several subjects are discussed in more than one place. A good index helps overcome this disadvantage, but some
Kiefer JH. Office Urology. JAMA. 1964;187(11):875. doi:10.1001/jama.1964.03060240083042