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May 31, 1902

Genito-Urinary Diseases and Syphilis. For Students and Practitioners.

JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(22):1459. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480220045032

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This volume of nearly 400 pages, while less elaborate and complete than some on the subject, seems to be reasonably full and to give on the whole a good idea of its subject. It is amply illustrated, and while there are some points in which the author may differ from others it is a good book for the practitioner. For him, in fact, it is intended rather than for the specialist. We do not see any mention, however, of one or two things that are not quite so recent, but that they might have been noticed, such as, for example, the Harris segregator the relief of kidney tension by nephrotomy and one or two other matters. The author speaks well of one or two methods which we had supposed had rather gone out of favor with most specialists, such as castration and vasectomy for prostatic hypertrophy. He seems to see

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