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Best books on urology: a personal choice

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 27 May 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1419
  1. Patrick H O'Reilly

    Urology encompasses the management of diseases of the kidney, bladder, prostate, and genitals; infections; incontinence; impotence and infertility; and oncology and reconstruction. It demands an accurate degree of preoperative diagnosis, often by complex uroradiological techniques. The books described here are just a few of the outstanding ones.

    Books for undergraduates

    ** First On Call For Urology. R K Carruthers. (pounds sterling7.99.) Macmillan, 1994. ISBN 0 333 54820 5

    ** Lecture Notes on Urology. 3rd edn. J P Blandy. (pounds sterling16.95.) Blackwell Scientific, 1982. ISBN 0 632 02492 5

    ** Essential Urology. N Bullock, G Sibley, R Whitaker. (pounds sterling15.) Churchill Livingstone, 1993. ISBN 0 443 03841 4

    Robert Carruthers's First On Call For Urology is designed for those involved with the hour to hour care of urological patients. Brief but comprehensive, it deals with such mundane but essential subjects as blocked catheters, postoperative bleeding, and renal colic. It is a student's and house officers's vade mecum, to answer the questions “What is wrong? What do I do next?” It really is very good. John Blandy can write as clearly …

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