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January 21, 1950

Lehrbuch der Gynäkologie

JAMA. 1950;142(3):216-217. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910210072036

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The first edition of this book appeared in 1946, and the second edition was prepared two years later. This is a good indication of the book's popularity. There is ample justification for this, because Martius is one of the foremost German gynecologists and obstetricians. He has also written a two volume book dealing with normal and pathologic obstetrics and another book dealing with obstetric operations. The latter now appears in its sixth edition.

This book has ten chapters, eight of which are devoted to conventional gynecologic subjects. The ninth chapter deals with gynecologic urology, and the last chapter takes up gynecologic orthopedics.

The book is well written in simple language. In addition to data found in most of the leading textbooks dealing with gynecology, the author continually adds helpful suggestions and hints which are based on his extensive experience as a practicing gynecologist and as a teacher. The advice given

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