Lower Urinary Tract Function and Dysfunction. Diagnosis and Management. By Bissada Nabil K. Finkbeiner Alex E., pages. Appleton-Century-Crofts, New York, 1978. Price, $19.50.

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The awesome leaps forward in understanding and treatment of neurogenic bladder dysfunction have spawned numerous articles and texts, of which this book represents both. The first five (of seven) chapters—taken verbatim from a worthwhile uropharmacology series in Urology, 1977, 1978, and continued in 1979—encompass the anatomy and neurophysiology of the normal voiding mechanism, presented clearly and comprehensively. Helpful diagrams are kept simple and to the point. The chapter on clinical evaluation of the lower urinary tract includes adequate discussions of cystometrography, electromyography, urethral pressure profiles, and urine flow rates that for the most part quote other investigators. When every paragraph

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