September 5, 1931

Lehrbuch der Gynäkologie.

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Von Prof. Dr. W. Stoeckel, Geh. Med.-Rat. Direktor der Universitäts-Frauenklinik zu Berlin. Third edition. Paper. Price, 40 marks. Pp. 742, with 466 illustrations. Leipzig: S. Hirzel, 1931.

JAMA. 1931;97(10):730-731. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730100054041

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All of Stoeckel's books are deservedly popular, and this book is no exception. The first edition was written with Reifferscheid but the second and the present editions were prepared by Stoeckel alone except for a few chapters, which were written by collaborators. The book covers the entire field of gynecology and in addition includes chapters on the female urinary tract, diseases of the breast, diseases of the abdominal wall, some intestinal ailments and diathermy. There is also a chapter on radiation therapy by F. von Mikulicz-Radecki and one on the gynecologic pharmacopeia by Stich. The chapter on gynecologic hygiene contains an interesting discussion of many problems, such as exercise, gymnastics, the hygiene of menstruation, marriage, coitus, employment during pregnancy, clothing, and the abuse of smoking. The chapter on the urinary tract, which occupies almost sixty pages, is most instructive and is one of the best in the book. This is

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