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February 7, 1977

Fundamentals of Urology

Author Affiliations

Cambridge, Mass

JAMA. 1977;237(6):582. doi:10.1001/jama.1977.03270330072028

Fundamentals of Urology, edited by Jack Lapides and dedicated to Reed Nesbit, is a must for every medical student and should certainly have a place in the library of the surgical resident. All too often, urology is given a low priority in medical school curricula. In a few evenings of easy reading, Fundamentals of Urology can make the student feel comfortable and confident in his initial contact with the urological patient.

Few subjects are left uncovered. The introductory chapters on the anatomy, physiology, and embryology of the genitourinary tract are excellent. In just 20 well-illustrated, concise chapters, the orderly discipline of genitourinary surgery is described. The workup of patients, whether it be for the more unusual diseases such as Cushing syndrome or more common disorders such as hematuria or urinary calculi, is clear and concise. A well-selected bibliography concludes each chapter so that the student may pursue a topic further

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