Although the involuntary loss of urine designated as stress incontinence is not entirely confined to older women, it is apparent that, because of the increasing number of older women in the population, the diagnosis and cure of this condition is becoming a more important problem each year. It is difficult to review this volume without becoming overly enthusiastic. It is refreshing to find an author who has undertaken a monograph on the cause, diagnosis, and treatment of a common clinical condition in women by first clarifying the very complex and, until recently, poorly understood anatomic and physiological principles associated with the disorder. The embryology and anatomy of the female urethra and associated structures is set forth in such detail that many formerly controversial points seem definitely settled. In addition to the author's original contribution, he presents a comprehensive review of the literature in a readily understandable manner.
Dr. Ullery presents