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November 17, 1956


JAMA. 1956;162(12):1197. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970290093036

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This book is intended to give a brief presentation of the subject matter of special urologic interest to the undergraduate student and the general practitioner. It has a well-arranged short essential text complemented by a sufficient number of line drawings, diagrams, and pictures to partially replace lengthy detailed descriptions. As the authors remark, "For the leisurely reader, this material amplifies the text in much the same way as a series of short clinics on the commoner urogenital diseases." A selected list of references is provided with each chapter. Of the many textbooks on urology published in the past few years, this one is most suitable for the classroom work of the undergraduate student. There are some apparent omissions. Pneumaturia in a person with diabetes or pneumaturia associated with an entero-vesical fistula is not mentioned. The discussion on the differential diagnosis of bladder tumors does not mention the necessity for recognizing

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