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April 1942

Synopsis of Genito-Urinary Diseases.

Am J Dis Child. 1942;63(4):828-829. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1942.02010040196012

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This is the third edition of Dr. Dodson's book and has been brought up to date in regard to the new developments in urology. As the title implies, a synopsis is given of the common urologic conditions. The book will be of value to the busy practitioner or the medical student or intern who wishes a quick handbook outline.

Urologic symptoms and findings are briefly discussed, but for a full knowledge of these conditions a broad training in medicine is presupposed.

Many minor urologic procedures, such as passage of catheters, sounds and bougies, are discussed.

Chapter 5, on nontuberculous infections, includes several valuable diets which are useful in acidifying the urine. A short résumé of the indications for treatment with sulfanilamide and its derivatives and for mandelic acid therapy is included.

There is a good, concise discussion of urinary calculi, including the new theories of renal calculus formation proposed by

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