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January 2, 1954

Textbook of Gynecology

JAMA. 1954;154(1):97. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02940350099035

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The author has taken previously published material and extended it for this volume. The first half contains rapid descriptions of disease entities; the second half approaches the subject of gynecology by discussing symptoms and their various significances. This arrangement has led to repetition, a good enough teaching principle but wasteful of space and leading to some disorganization in the text. No embryology or normal anatomy is given, and normal function is scarcely mentioned. The book is apparently designed as an introduction to the study of gynecology for the undergraduate student. The photographs and photomicrographs are excellent. The text is somewhat uncritical and presents the author's conclusions without argument and with little reference to the work of others. There are no descriptions of even minor surgical procedures; the irradiation techniques are not sufficiently well described to be used directly. Where results are reported, as in the treatment of malignant disease, the

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