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December 16, 1950

Chirurgie der Urogenitalorgane: Indikation und Technik

JAMA. 1950;144(16):1410-1411. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920160084028

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Book 1 describes surgery of the kidneys and ureters; book 2, surgical treatment of the urinary bladder, prostate, seminal vesicles, testes, epididymis, spermatic cord and scrotum; book 3, surgical procedures employed for pathologic conditions of the penis and urethra. An appendix on neurosurgical procedures in therapy of the urogenital apparatus is included.

It is obviously impossible to enter into a detailed analysis of all the procedures described. However, the over-all impression, after thorough reading, is favorable, for the work is of a practical nature, dealing particularly with the indications for operation in cases of diseases of the genitourinary apparatus and the surgical technic best adapted thereto. It is obvious, as the author points out, that didactic text and artistic illustrations, no matter how excellent in themselves, are never sufficient to create a surgeon; practical experience must supplement theoretical knowledge. Evaluated on these premises, the work serves an excellent purpose. The

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