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October 6, 1969

Practical Urology

Author Affiliations

Harvard Medical School Boston

JAMA. 1969;210(1):137. doi:10.1001/jama.1969.03160270099035

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It is a pleasure to welcome Dr. Winter's new book. It is a stroke of virtuosity. Unceasing selectivity and refinement enable him to present a dynamic synopsis of classic and scientific urology in a deceptively slim volume. Addressed to all sectors of the profession, it serves equally well for reference or as a textbook and should be especially valued by house officers and students whose formal instruction has been abbreviated by the modified curriculum.

The book opens with a chapter on examination and investigation, followed by chapters on each of the seven genitourinary structures and by a discussion of infertility and impotence. Each chapter ends with a quiz, a reading list of classic and current literature, and a list of motion pictures. There are numerous tables, graphs, reproductions of roentgenographic and isotope studies, diagrams, surgical drawings, photographs, and microphotographs. The illustrations and legends bear close inspection because they often continue