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October 11, 1947

Urology in General Practice

JAMA. 1947;135(6):395. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02890060075036

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This practical and readable book, as Dr. Ockerblad says in the preface to the first edition, "is the product of many years of endeavor to teach the specialty of urology to medical students and to interpret it to the profession in general." There are few references to the literature and no bibliography. A book of this size and with the purpose the author had in view would lose a great deal of value and space would be wasted, if controversial matters were treated at length. The danger in this method of presentation lies in the necessary dogmatism of the author, and the inability of others less skilled and intuitive to get equally good results from his methods.

Chapter II covers instrumentation of the urethra and is written with great common sense and from a large experience. Chapter III differentiates between pyelitis and pyelonephritis in a manner not in accord with

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