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Essential Urology in General Practice

A handy guide to urology that provides everything a GP needs on the subject - except for colour photographs

A handy guide to urology that provides everything a GP needs on the subject - except for colour photographs

Essential Urology in General is a new book on the market aiming to cover this broad and commonly encountered speciality.

It is aimed at busy GPs and trainees who may have had minimal or no training in the subject who might want to use it as a reference guide or a revision tool.

It covers the spectrum of urology, splitting it up into three sections - adult, paediatric and other subjects related to urology in Primary care.

The chapters within each section are extremely thorough and well thought-out and impart information concisely and clearly. Each chapter has been collaborated on and written by a GP and a urologist to relay the key knowledge without straying into specialist territory.

This keeps the reader engaged and means subjects are tackled in a manageable way.

Each chapter begins with a typical case history and then identifies key points to be singled out in the history and examination.

Relevant investigations are then covered, before moving on to a management and discussion section. This structure is kept throughout the book making it incredibly easy to find answers to problems, rather than having to wade through tomes of text.

On a negative note, all the pictures are in black and white.

Although this normally may not be an issue, the chapter on ‘benign and malignant skin conditions of the external genitalia' does become a troublesome experience in trying to identify subtle skin changes in a sea of varying shades of grey.

Hopefully, the next edition will be in colour as dermatology in black and white does not work.

I would recommend it highly to GPs and trainees as an impressively concise handy text that can be thumbed through at leisure updating yourself painlessly, or as a useful reference guide.

Dr Syed Haque

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