The first edition of Casper's well-known book has been translated into English. This, the second German edition, is an enlargement and improvement of the first edition.
The subject-matter is handled in two parts. In the general part is considered the anatomy, physiology and examination of the urogenital tract. The physical and chemical examination of the urine is given so briefly that the subjects could well have been omitted. Since the author has written a work on cystoscopy, it is but natural that he should treat that subject rather briefly here. The subject suffers, also, by being poorly illustrated. The chapter on urethroscopy would be more valuable if the illustrations were not so poor and if it included a consideration of the use of the Goldschmidt urethroscope. On the whole, the chapter on diseases of the urethra and penis is good: we must, however, differ from the author when he says