Dr. Baumrucker's cautionary book gives good value. It deserves to be widely read in the specialty and in the profession and could be thumbed with profit by the general public. Although this is a sophisticated book, it does not take expertise to get the message. Transurethral resection is the siren of urology. It beguiles all men. For the afflicted, what more charming prospect than to be relieved by an operation that, no scalpel coming into play, is not really an operation at all! Dr. Baumrucker riddles this notion in the opening pages. The resectionist he adjures to regard TUR with an eye to catastrophe.
Dr. Baumrucker offers the precepts he has been teaching generations of house officers. They are a demonstration of safeguards, errors, and limitations, presented with numerous, effective drawings. The first two chapters describe landmarks, the care and use of equipment, and a clever method of teaching resection