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May 1944

Urology in General Practice.

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By Nelse F. Ockerblad, M.D., and Hjalmar E. Carlson, M.D. Price, $4.00. Pp. 383, with 98 illustrations. Chicago: The Year Book Publishers, Inc., 1943.

Am J Dis Child. 1944;67(5):423. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1944.02020050085014

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From the title is to be assumed that this book is written for the general practitioner, but as such it falls short of the objective.

In the opening chapter on urologic diagnosis some of the important tests of renal function, such as studies of chemical constituents in the blood (nonprotein nitrogen, urea nitrogen, uric acid and creatinine), urea clearance tests, the Mosenthal test and the Neuburgh test, are not even mentioned. Many pages are written to teach the general practitioner how to do highly specialized urologic procedures, such as cystoscopy and ureteral catheterization. It would seem that what the eye sees and interprets through the cystoscope is far more important than the manipulation of the instrument.

In the discussion of the causes of hematuria from the bladder the authors stress only papilloma and do not mention cancer. Not every urologist will agree with their statement that all papillomas are malignant.

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