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This is the first volume of a urologic system that is intended to supplant the antiquated German textbooks. The chapters are devoted to the various organs of the urinary system and their appendages. In each chapter the topography of the structures is first discussed; then the descriptive anatomy so far as it is of importance to surgery. The placing of the patient, the necessary instruments and the steps of each operation are elaborated in detail. If several operative methods for the relief of pathologic conditions are available all are described, and in an epicrisis a complete evaluation of their specific points is furnished. Each chapter is written by a different author, who was selected for his contributions to the pertinent research work. American urologists will certainly miss a chapter on surgical diathermy, which is so highly developed in this country. The numerous illustrations are clear and instructive. Five chapters are
Handbuch der Urologie. JAMA. 1927;88(16):1291. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680420081034
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