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November 1974

The Urologic Clinics of North America

Arch Surg. 1974;109(5):719. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1974.01360050113028

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Recognizing the growth of urology as a specialty, WB Saunders has launched a new publication, the Urologic Clinics of North America. The first issue is a symposium entitled "Neurogenic Bladder," with Jack Lapides, MD, as guest editor. The goal of the Clinics, as Dr. Lapides states in the forward, is "to present up-to-date material of practical value," and this issue appears to have accomplished this aim. A chapter on neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of the detrusor and urethra is included, which provides the necessary scientific background for the following articles on classification, clinical evaluation, and therapy. Included in the symposium are several articles on intermittent catheterization by noted authorities in the treatment of spinal cord injuries. The surgical treatment of various neurological abnormalities is adequately discussed in several of the articles, and there is a separate article on indications and techniques of urinary diversion. For the most part, the various authors

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