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December 20, 1924

Diseases of the Male Organs of Generation.

JAMA. 1924;83(25):2043. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02660250081041

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Although there are many advantages in the monograph type of medical textbook, one fails to see why such an artificial division was made as to separate the diseases of the urinary tract from those of the male generative organs. The author has had a large experience. His views as to the etiology of prostatic enlargement, that it is a degenerative change, are somewhat reactionary. One would be inclined also to differ from the view that "cystoscopy in the presence of enlarged prostate is always a serious undertaking." The illustrations, for the major part, are original and helpful. The chapters on the complications of gonorrhea are especially complete, but one misses a discussion of the underlying disease. The operative treatment of nondescent of the testis is not given the attention it deserves, especially in the direction of a series of illustrations of the technic of orchidopexy. There are a number of

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