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March 18, 1983

Genitourinary Tumors: Fundamental Principles and Surgical Techniques

Author Affiliations

University of Miami School of Medicine Miami

JAMA. 1983;249(11):1502. doi:10.1001/jama.1983.03330350070038

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Doctors Johnson and Boileau have edited a comprehensive book on genitourinary tumors. They state that in seven sections it will supply the state of the art of urologic oncology and describe the more common surgical procedures. This they have done very well.

Authorities in various fields of urologic cancer give us their expertise in a well-constructed compendium. An "overview" at the beginning of each major chapter briefly traces the history of the respective neoplasms, various classifications describing grading, staging, latest diagnostic procedures, and the newest modalities of therapy. A summation "commentary" at the end of each organ presentation by a well-known expert describes his opinion of the previous chapters and any agreement or disagreement he may have with the contents. Almost all of these are well structured and informative.

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