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August 19, 1933

History of Urology.

JAMA. 1933;101(8):631. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740330063043

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The American Urological Association here attempts to record the history of the developments that have led to the rapid progress of urology as a specialty during the last thirty years. By urology is meant, broadly, the department of medicine that deals with the genito-urinary system, except the female reproductive organs. In these two volumes are assembled thirty contributions by American urologists on various aspects of the history of urology. A few chapters deal with the beginnings of urology in this country, but the greater part of the work is devoted to historical articles on the development of the knowledge of urologic diseases and abnormal conditions, together with their diagnosis and their treatment by surgical and other methods. An impressive amount of interesting historical material has been placed on record. At the ends of most of the chapters are more or less extensive lists of pertinent references. The publisher's part is

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