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This volume is based on the author's personal experience in the management of 862 patients with urinary calculi. The subject is presented in a comprehensive manner. The author has assembled this material because he believes that so large a subject cannot be dealt with adequately in the space usually allotted to it as a part of a work on general surgery or even in a urological textbook. What is known about the cause of urinary calculi is carefully reviewed in the light of modern concepts of diet, heredity, race, vitamin deficiency, urinary infection, metabolic imbalances, and obstructive uropathy. The composition and general characteristics of urinary calculi are covered in their relation to causal factors. The pathology, symptoms, signs, and diagnosis of calculi in each portion of the urinary tract are dealt with in separate chapters. Nonoperative and operative treatment of urinary calculi are considered in the light of the author's
Stone in the Urinary Tract. JAMA. 1954;156(15):1466. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02950150088032