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June 4, 1892

Varicocele and its Treatment,

JAMA. 1892;XVIII(23):717. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411270025003

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The book opens with a pleasant dedication to the Southern Surgical and Gynecological Association. The contents include the definition and general consideration of varicocele, its etiology, the general and morbid anatomy of the subject, the symptomatology and complications and treatment. A very complete bibliograph of varicocele concludes the book. The etiology of varicocele is most ably discussed. Under this heading the author considers the relations of varicocele to modifications of the sexual function, and holds that the former is one of the causative factors of some forms of sexual perversion and of impotency. The author clearly shows the influence of varicocele in the production of hernia. The sections devoted to treatment constitute just half of the book, and the subject is well handled. The author discusses the various operations described, and gives an increased value to his report by relating his individual experience and the results of his own extensive

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