Under the direction of Comyns Berkeley, M.D., M.C., Obstetric and Gynaecological Surgeon to the Middlesex Hospital. Edited by Comyns Berkeley, H. Russell Andrews and J. S. Fairbairn. Second edition. Cloth. Price, $10 net. Pp. 641, with 223 illustrations. New York, Longmans, Green & Co., 1922.
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A book written by several men in collaboration rarely exhibits unity of purpose or sustained excellence. For this reason one will be agreeably surprised to find how rigorously in this book the individuality of the authors has been subordinated to scholarly production. At the same time the mechanical workmanship has not been neglected. The plates and illustrations are informative, and the index is a joy in its meticulous execution. The order of the subjects is excellent, and the text is consistent, logical and clear. The book is written from the standpoint of the ideal surgeon who is not only openminded but also broad through a mature familiarity with all available resources of our profession. It is a pleasure to come across a treatise which is not disfigured by dogmatism, useless verbiage or futile speculation over exploded or undeveloped hypotheses. Though many of us would be gratified by a somewhat more
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