February 6, 1954

Diseases of Women

JAMA. 1954;154(6):541. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02940400079031

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The first edition of this book appeared in 1907 and the ninth in 1941. The present editor has carried on the work of his late father. Two chapters in the previous editions have been deleted and several new ones added, notably one by Willard Allan entitled "Endocrine Relations Concerned in the Ovarian Cycle" and one by A. N. Arneson entitled "Radiation Therapy." The chapter on anatomy and physiology occupies one-eighth of the entire book. In spite of the fact that the author emphasizes the importance of the psychosomatic aspects of gynecologic problems in the preface, the section devoted to psychosomatic aspects of gynecology occupies only three and a half pages. The words psychosomatic, psychogenic, and psychotherapy do, however, appear in the discussions of puberty, dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, menopause, pruritus vulvae, and sterility. The author devotes five pages and many illustrations to vaginal pessaries. Many of the illustrations are borrowed from other

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