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September 1973

The History Of Urology.

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LaPorte County, Ind

 

By Leonard J. T. Murphy, MS, FRACS, FACS, and Ernest Desnos. Price, $32.50. Pp 531. Charles C Thomas Publisher, 301-327 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, IL 62703, 1972.

Arch Intern Med. 1973;132(3):462. doi:10.1001/archinte.1973.03650090132040

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Abstract

At the beginning of this book there are seven quotations ranging from the bible to George Santayana, extolling the study of history. As Shakespeare puts it, "What's past is prologue." And so it is; a need is fulfilled both in the history of medicine generally and that of urology specifically by this volume. It is the first offering of its kind since the American Urological Association's "History of Urology" published in 1933, which is long out of print.

There are really two separate books here. The first is an edited translation of "L'Histoire De L'Urologie," written originally by the French urologist Ernest Desnos and published in 1914. This is subdivided into seven sections beginning with ancient urological usages of the Orient and ending with the end of the 19th Century.

The last part is a narrative history by Murphy (of Melbourne, Australia) that is sectioned into chapters by organ system

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