Despite the prevalence of prostate disease, the public knows little of its symptomatology, natural course, or current therapy. To counter this problem, The Prostate Book is written to inform the educated, inquisitive patient about his malady. In addition to factual details, the author also specifically addresses common patient fears and misconceptions. The description of urology as a science and an art emphasizes the various approaches of urologists to diagnose and treat prostate disease.
The anatomy, diagnosis, and surgery of the prostate are discussed in some detail, although the text remains very readable for a college-educated layman. To assist the reader with technical terms, a glossary has been included. The photos and graphics are uncomplicated, pertinent, and clear. Especially well done is the use of the "apple" analogy when describing prostate anatomy and, later, prostate surgery. The occasional use of representative cases enables the patient to relate to the symptoms of