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May 16, 1942

Gynaecological Operations

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By J. Lyle Cameron, M.D., F.R.C.S., F.A.C.S., Senior Gynaecological Surgeon, Royal Waterloo Hospital, London. Cloth. Price, $5.50. Pp. 200, with 26 illustrations. New York & London: Oxford University Press, 1941.

JAMA. 1942;119(3):306. doi:10.1001/jama.1942.02830200074032

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The author states that the purpose of this book is "to present the technic of gynecologic operations as clearly and concisely as possible, giving the indications and contraindications and pointing out difficulties, dangers and complications against which the surgeon must be warned." This he has accomplished, if it can be accomplished, in the close space of two hundred pages. The use of radium is not discussed, but other ordinary gynecologic procedures are dealt with in proper proportion. One wishes more illustrations had been possible. This is a good book, there is no doubt of that. It is harder to decide just whom the book will be good for. An experienced gynecologist will hardly require it; a student gynecologist needs a more extensive treatise. It is too advanced for medical students or nurses. The volume may be especially useful to the general surgeon who wishes a quick review of some gynecologic

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