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October 4, 1941

Essentials of Gynecology

JAMA. 1941;117(14):1219. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820400077032

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This is a fine little book. The authors present the elements of gynecology in a pleasant, readable and accurate manner. Actually, "Elements of Gynecology" might be a more accurate title. Sufficient attention is given to gynecologic anatomy and physiology and there is a full section on female urology. The common and uncommon gynecologic diseases are discussed with an excellent sense of proportion. Easy simplicity constitutes the literary style. Max Brödel's marvelous illustrations are familiar to older readers and retain their pristine interest. The volume has been pleasingly assembled by the publishers. It is small, has good paper and large print, and the cover is semiflexible. The work is suitable for student nurses (being written for them), for third year medical students as a preliminary survey of gynecology, and there is a third and uncommon place of usefulness for the volume: because of its vocabulary and its clear information it would

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