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June 2, 1934

Synopsis of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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By Aleck W. Bourne, M.A., M.B., B.Ch., Senior Obstetric Surgeon, Queen Charlotte's Hospital, London. Fifth edition. Cloth. Price, $5.25. Pp. 439, with 175 illustrations. New York: William Wood & Company, 1932.

JAMA. 1934;102(22):1876. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750220054033

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For the student desirous of rapid review in preparation for examination, Bourne's synopsis will be found of valuable assistance. It is written in outline form, well systematized, and illustrated with adequate line diagrams. In the new material in this edition the Stockholm treatment with radium for carcinoma of the cervix is fully outlined. The English school of teaching is strictly followed, so that in certain subjects, such as forceps, some variance from American practice will be observed. In general, however, the subjects are outlined in wholly acceptable form. The type is small with boldface "headings. An adequate index is appended.

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