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March 6, 1897

Genito=Urinary Diseases and Venereal Diseases.

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By J. Wm. White, M.D., and Edward Martin, M.D. Illustrated. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1897.

JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(10):477. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440100045017

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This work of 1,061 beautifully printed pages, and profusely illustrated, brings the subject of genito-urinary diseases down to date, even to the intangible shadowgraph of renal calculus in situ. Nothing is omitted which is necessary for a proper understanding of the subject. The practitioner and student will find their wants intelligently understood and a faithful attempt made to supply them. The Chapters on Tumors of the Bladder, Diseases and Injuries of the Ureters, and Injuries and Diseases of the Kidneys will be found especially entertaining and instructive. The general surgeon, as a rule, will not agree with the author when in speaking of th e treatment of enlarged prostate, page 991, he says, "Castration for prostatic hypertrophy, first advocated (White) in 1893, has since been performed in hundreds of cases and with results which establishes it as the safest and most radical curative operation yet proposed." We do not believe

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