In the 15 years that I have been teaching urological surgery in medical school, I have been frustrated in not having a text that students on a two- to four-week clinical rotation could use for a complete embryologic, anatomic, physiological, and clinical correlation of our specialty. Clinical Urology Illustrated, authored by a well-known Australian urologist, presents urology in a clear, interestingly graphic manner combining line drawings, tables, management plans, pictures of specimens and equipment, and imaging modes, including ultrasound and computed axial tomography techniques.
Clinical Urology Illustrated is composed of 20 chapters that touch on every aspect of urology, the common and the esoteric. A short yet pertinent bibliography follows each chapter.
Certain chapters deserve special mention, as they are particularly good. "Embryology and Congenital Anomalies" clearly illustrates an often confusing subject, to be followed later in the text by the 40-page chapter, "Paediatric Urology," which gives the reader a