July 26, 1913

Diseases of women.

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By Thomas George Stevens. M.D., B.S., F.R.C.S., Obstetric Surgeon, St. Mary's Hospital. London Medical Publications. Cloth. Price. $50. Pp. 431, with 202 illustions New York: Oxford Univesity Press. 1912.

JAMA. 1913;61(4):300. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04350040066032

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In this work the author has endeavored to present the subject matter, comprising gynecology, on a pathologie basis, in the same manner as medicine and general surgery. In constructing this basis he has found it convenient to compromise between a purely pathologie and an anatomico-clinical classification. He regards the great improvements which have been made during recent years in treating female pelvic disorders as the practical results of applying general surgical principles on a sound pathologic basis. The opening chapters cover in a conventional way diagnosis, anatomy and the development and the malformations of the generative organs. The relation of obstetrics to gynecoloyg is well expressed in two chapters given over to the pathologic effects of parturition and accidental injuries and the anomalies of pregnancy. The chapters are short and such subjects as surgical lacerations, hydatiform mole and extra-uterine gestation are necessarily

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