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February 14, 1948

Lehrbuch der Urologie

JAMA. 1948;136(7):508. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890240074031

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This textbook of urology was written for general practitioners and others with little urologic experience. In the midst of the present trend toward textbooks of urology in two or more volumes, the author has succeeded in presenting most of the pertinent urologic facts in one volume.

The text is written clearly and simply. Each chapter is outlined with the aid of marginal notes which facilitate reading. Essential information from the basic sciences is introduced in proper perspective. The illustrations are few and leave something to be desired. The chief criticism that can be directed against the book is the omission of recent advances in urology. Newer knowledge of the bacteriology of infections of the urinary tract and its importance in the treatment of such infections is missing. Chemotherapy in infections of the urinary tract is carried to the sulfonamide era only. This can undoubtedly be accounted for by the author's

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