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A rambling account of those aspects of ancient, Islamic, medieval, and modern medicine pertinent to knowledge of and care for disorders of the genitourinary tract. For its relatively short length, spends too much space on biographical sketches of daVinci, Vesalius, and Paré. Nineteenth-century contributions to urine analysis and chemistry get short-changed at the end of a chapter on "Primitive Science"; the development of clearance methods and A. N. Richards' epochal micropuncture studies get no mention.
A badly unbalanced survey, elementary by historians' criteria, but useful as a short readable panorama.
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Urology: From Antiquity to the 20th Century.. Ann Intern Med. 1970;73:673. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-73-4-673_7
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;73(4):673.
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