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November 5, 1932

Minor Surgery of the Urinary Tract.

JAMA. 1932;99(19):1627. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740710071035

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This book, the contents of which are limited to a discussion of minor surgical procedures of the urinary tract, is one of a series of Mayo Clinic monographs. Lesions of the lower tract are not few and therefore constitute an important phase of urology—the best field for the application of these procedures. The chapter on anesthesia, preparation of the patient, sterilization of instruments, irrigating solutions and electrical equipment is well done and cannot fail to have points of interest for the reader. When dealing with stricture of the urethra the matter—an important one, indeed—of the avoidance of trauma is stressed, and the various instruments that should be used and their method of application are described in detail. The nonoperative treatment of benign hypertrophy by means of transurethral resection, as employed by Bumpus, receives due consideration. Carcinoma and contracture of the neck of the bladder are briefly mentioned, but, on the