History recognizes many names and ignores even more. This is particularly true for philately. So a philatelic version of the history of medicine cannot be comprehensive. The omission of any event or individual’s role in no way lessens the importance of that contribution.
Through the use of philatelic material, I have attempted to provide some insights into major milestones of the history of urology and to introduce the individuals involved. It is a journey through medical history from the antiquity to the present.
All the stamps and philatelic material shown are from my collection. Deciding what to omit has been as difficult as deciding what to include. Though the result does not necessarily present continuity, it does emphasize memorable events in the evolution of urology.
Erwin W. Rugendorff, MD