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April 22, 1950

Handbook of Surgical Urology for Internes, Hospital Corpsmen and Nurses

JAMA. 1950;142(16):1326. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910340072032

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In the preface the author states, "This little book has been written with the idea that it would be useful to internes, hospital corpsmen and nurses." In this he has succeeded admirably.

A brief but comprehensive history of urology is given. Knowledge of the modern methods of urologic diagnosis, so important to nurses and orderlies, is presented in a simple manner. Non diagnostic technic and therapeutic procedures are considered in great detail. Attention is called to the value and importance of proper care of urologic instruments. The preoperative and postoperative care of the urologic patient is presented in a manner that cannot be improved on.

The urologic complications of pregnancy, urology in children and the use of the sulfonamides and antibiotics bring this little volume up-to-date. This book fulfils a long-felt want and can be heartily recommended for the purposes for which it has been written. The printing and illustrations

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