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October 2, 1943

Urology in General Practice

JAMA. 1943;123(5):315. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840400063026

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Had the authors of this little volume adhered to their promise as stated in the preface "to help the general physician do better those things that are within his province in the realm of genitourinary diseases and to suggest the limits beyond which the best interests of his patients require that he obtain the help of a specialist," this might have been a book of value, but unfortunately they fall far short of the mark. The text starts with the most elementary details of laboratory diagnosis and presently one finds an adjoining chapter on such subjects as kidney ptosis, anomalies of the genitourinary tract and urinary lithiasis, the subject matter of which might cause even a research worker to ponder. The reviewer takes issue with the discussion of nephritis. This chapter may be comprehensive but it has no place in urology. Nephritis is a medical disease. There is no sequence

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