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October 17, 1953

Essential Urology

JAMA. 1953;153(7):691. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.02940240083027

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It is refreshing to read this excellent book. The volume has been designed for use by medical students, residents in urology, practicing urologists, and general practitioners. The text is divided into three parts. The first portion includes the embryology, anatomy, and physiology of the genitourinary organs. The second division deals with the examination of the urologic patient. The last, and largest, section embraces a comprehensive discussion of the diseases of the genitourinary tract. The book contains eight charts. The figures are composed of urograms, anatomic drawings, photographs, and photomicrographs. The bibliography is recent, relevant, and critically selected.

The author states that his objective is "to give the important facts of embryology, anatomy, physiology, and diseases of the genitourinary organs." The preceding statement is a key to the reason for the outstanding quality of this book. Unlike many works in the field of medicine this book is largely based upon sound

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