Letter: Leeds infirmary blues

1975 BMJ (Clinical Research Edition)  
571 In your article you stress that genitourinary medicine should not be confused with urology, and would not encroach on the realm of urology. In spite of this you immediately state that the work of genitourinary physicians could "expand to include infertility and other diseases of the genitourinary tract when appropriate." This could only be seen as an encroachment on the realm of the urologist. May I stress again the deep concern which the council and members of the British Association of
more » ... h Association of Urological Surgeons feel regarding the change of title. In a recent issue of the B.M.7. a junior post in genitourinary medicine was advertised under "Venereology." Surely this is an anachronism. It would appeair that the time is now opportune for the whole subject to be discussed logically not only by the Royal College of Physicians but in association with the Medical Society for the Study of Venereal Diseases, and more particularly with the British Association of Urological Surgeons.-I am, etc., R. A. MOGG President,
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