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July 20, 1957

Urological Surgery

JAMA. 1957;164(12):1412-1413. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980120116026

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This treatise on the surgical management of genitourinary diseases is well written and authoritative. There are nine contributors besides the author. The quality of the paper is good and the type is easy to read. Several chapters that were in the previous editions have been dropped, and others have been completely rewritten or replaced. In this edition, more attention has been given to the problem of incontinence and its surgical correction. The first three chapters take up the anatomy of the urogenital tract and the proper methods and procedures to use in the diagnosis of genitourinary diseases and the pre and postoperative care of the urologic patient. This is followed by a short chapter on anesthesia and a series of chapters on the surgical approach and incisions for operations for the various diseases, injuries, and anomalies of the genitourinary system. Ureteral diversion is fully discussed in chapter 23. There is

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