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February 23, 1935

Tumors of the Female Pelvic Organs

JAMA. 1935;104(8):678. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760080074037

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In this book the author admirably describes the benign and malignant tumors affecting the pelvic organs and outlines the adequate treatment for each type. He has incorporated the most generally accepted views concerning these growths and has supported them by series of cases from the Massachusetts General Hospital. The text is ably written and affords a complete picture of each group. It is printed in large, clear type and on good paper. The illustrations amply supplement the text, are well chosen and appear chiefly in halftones and black and white. The chapter on carcinoma of the cervix is especially well written, as is the last chapter, on metastases. The author's discussion of total versus supravaginal hysterectomy for fibroids is rational and warrants the serious consideration of gynecologists and general surgeons alike. In estimating the significance of the retained cervical stump after supravaginal hysterectomy, Meigs found that in the Massachusetts General

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