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Smith & Tanagho’s General Urology, nineteenth edition, provides the updated information for the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of urological diseases in a concise and well-organized format. The book is up-to-date, to the point, and readable.

Medical students will find this book useful because of its concise, easy-to-follow format, and its breadth of information on common urological diseases. Residents, as well as practicing physicians in urology, family practice, or general medicine, will find it an efficient and current reference, particularly because of its emphasis on diagnosis and treatment.

This nineteenth edition has been thoroughly updated with clinical information and current references. The reader will find that this edition is written in an uncomplicated, straightforward manner that provides relevant clinical information and guidelines for diagnosis and management of urologic conditions. Chapters on immunotherapy in urologic malignancies, radiotherapy of urologic tumors, urinary incontinence, and vascular interventional radiology have all undergone extensive revision. For this current edition, we have added two chapters on the timely topic of gender dysphoria and introduction to clinical research design.

Many illustrations and figures have been modernized and improved with added color. The classic fine anatomic drawings demonstrate well the important clinical findings.

This book has been one of the leading sources of information for students, trainees, and urologists around the world. In addition to English, this book has been published in many other foreign languages, like Chinese, French, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish.

We greatly appreciate the patience and efforts of our McGraw-Hill staff, the expertise of our contributors, and the support of our readers.

Jack W. McAninch, MD, FACS, FRCS(E) (Hon)
Tom F. Lue, MD, FACS, ScD (Hon)
San Francisco, California, January 2020

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