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March 26, 1982

The Ureter

JAMA. 1982;247(12):1761. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03320370065042

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It has been 14 years since Dr Bergman brought out his first edition of The Ureter. In reading the second edition, it is obvious that Bergman and his excellent selection of authors have detailed the anatomy, physiology, and pathology sufficiently to merit calling the ureter a specific, anatomic organ rather than a simple conduit carrying urine from the kidney to the bladder.

The book itself is much more extensive in its coverage and more easily read than the previous edition owing to the print and paper used. Advances in this technical respect are also seen in the markedly improved reproductions of x-ray films copiously used throughout the text. Listing specific and outstanding chapters is difficult, since there are a number of excellent monographs contained within these 700-plus pages. The chapter by Weiss denoting the effect of drugs on the ureter contains a great deal of academic and clinical interest. There