Editorial Comment Re: Moving on from Retzius: A Call for Change

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          In the August issue of Urology, Martin et al. outlined the racist legacy of Anders and Gustaf Retzius, principal engineers of the pseudo-science of racial biology.1 At the Karolinska Institute, their study of racial biology led to named buildings. In Urology, Ander's description of the “Space of Retzius” has been perpetuated by urologists, current authors included. It is time to erase the Retzius eponym from our field.
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