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The first edition of this book appeared in 1936. In spite of World War II, editions of this book appeared in 1940 and 1942. An English translation of this book was prepared by the second edition and a Spanish edition of the fifth edition. This book deserves translations because it is outstanding in its field. The author is one of the foremost obstetricians and gynecologists in the world and has published several books other than the one under consideration.
The book contains descriptions and illustrations of all the standard gynecologic operations and some operations seldom performed. Recent new operations are also included. The book is divided into six sections: gynecologic laparotomies, vaginal operations, operations for urinary incontinence, uterine curettage, herniotomies and operations on the intestines. Nearly all the illustrations are the same as in the last edition. They were beautifully drawn by Käthe Droysen, and most of them are in
Die Gynäkologischen Operationen und ihre topographisch-anatomischen Grundlagen. JAMA. 1950;143(17):1530. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910520072045