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December 5, 1936

Cystoscopy and Urography

JAMA. 1936;107(23):1915-1916. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770490069032

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This is an excellent book for the beginner in cystoscopy and for the general practitioner who does a moderate amount of cystoscopy. The cystoscope is fully described and illustrated and the advantages of the various models are clearly presented. The author wisely states that he knows nothing of the direct cystoscope and he does not consider it. Practitioners in this country will wonder that he even bothers to consider a nonirrigating cystoscope and to trouble himself to mention the advantages of the irrigating model. Sterilization of both cystoscopes and ureteral catheters by formaldehyde vapor is described, even though this has long been known to be unreliable. The historical reviews of the various procedures are excellent. The order of examination of the urologic patient is described, but nowhere in the order of examination is excretory urography considered. The various descriptions of the normal bladder, the technic of cystoscopy and the various

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