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January 23, 1909

Diseases and Surgery of the Genitourinary System.

JAMA. 1909;LII(4):325. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.02540300065027

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In the preface, the authors state that they desire to cover both the medical and surgical aspects of genitourinary diseases, according to our present state of knowledge.

In the first chapter, cavernitis is spoken of as being extremely rare, a view which is far from being generally accepted. Under balanitis, no mention is made of a specific form of balanitis, due to a spirochete and a vibrio, described first by Bataille and Berdal in 1889-1891 and later by Scherber and Müller in 1904. The colored illustrations in this chapter are not up to date and are out of keeping with the rest of the book. In the second chapter, specific urethritis is considered, but not enough space is given to treatment and scarcely a dozen words are allotted to non-specific urethritis. Endoscopy is described in characteristic style, but the endoscopic pictures illustrating the various pathologic conditions are poor both in

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