Urinary calculus disease has been a scourge on mankind since ancient times. Research in the field has been hampered by lack of funds and the lack of cachet with the public such as seen with cancer or heart disease. In recent years there have been marked changes led by urologists in the diagnosis, treatment and long-term management of calculi.
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