The Urological Aspects of Bilharziasis in Rhodesia

by R. M. Honey, M.B., F.R.C.S. (Edin.), Consulting Urologist, Salisbury Hospitals Group, and M. Gelfand, C.B.E., M.D., F.R. C.P., Consulting Physician, European and African Hospitals, Salisbury; foreword by D. M. Blair, O.B.E., M.D., D.P.H., Secretary for Health, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. 71 pages, illustrated, paper covers. Edinburgh and London, E. & S. Livingstone Ltd. (The Williams & Wilkins Co., Baltimore, exclusive U. S. agents), 1960. $2.50

Harry Most New York University College of Medicine, New York, New York

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This brief monograph which deals with the urological aspects of schistosomiasis in Rhodesia should prove especially valuable to urologists in countries where schistosomiasis is not endemic and may be seen only infrequently. Under such circumstances it is desirable to have available such information relative to techniques of examination as is outlined in this little book. The material is quite interesting and consists of an analysis of the findings derived from a study of 100 Africans and 300 Europeans observed in the Salisbury European and African Hospitals. Several interesting differences in the disease process in the two groups are brought out and attention is called to the differences in degree of pathology. The reproductions of the x-ray studies of the genito-urinary tract are excellent. Various surgical procedures are outlined and the indications for their performance discussed briefly. The material presented represents a concise review of the disease in the genito-urinary tract and its urological manifestations and management.

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