By Arthur Hale Curtis, M.D., Professor and Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Northwestern University Medical School. Second edition. Cloth. Price, $6. Pp. 493, with 300 illustrations. Philadelphia & London: W. B. Saunders Company, 1934.
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This edition contains 112 pages more than the first. Lacking is the usual publisher's statement listing revisions and additions. A detailed comparison of the second with the first volume is essential to an understanding of the conscientious way in which the new material has been woven into the original fabric. Credit is due the author for this painstaking work, nor should credit be withheld from the publisher for permitting an almost complete resetting. The orderly sequence of the original volume and its concise virtue are not lost, yet substantial progress is made toward a broader consideration of fundamentals, found wanting in the first edition. Whether through remissness or modest intent, neither author nor publisher has signalized the improvements in the second edition. Some of them should be mentioned: The section on cancer of the cervix has been revised and improved for teaching purposes. Admirable illustrations of the Wertheim hysterectomy comprise
A Textbook of Gynecology. JAMA. 1934;103(24):1879-1880. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750500061028