February 21, 1948

Lehrbuch der gynäkologischen Diagnostik für Ärzte und Studierende

JAMA. 1948;136(8):589. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890250077036

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This volume on gynecologic diagnosis, which comes from one of the few European clinics undisturbed by the recent war, is a welcome contribution. Major emphasis is placed on diagnosis in this special field, touching on therapy only to the extent necessary for completeness. The book consists of two parts. The general section discusses history taking, physical examination, instrumental examinations which include all the available methods of establishing a diagnosis and special examinations. Under the latter heading are included visualization and the examination of all the orifices of the reproductive organs and their environmental structures, by such methods as urethroscopy, colposcopy and rectoscopy. The second section is devoted to the various pathologic conditions affecting the pelvic organs, the cellular tissues and peritoneum of the pelvis and the abdominal wall. Each organ and structure is treated as an entity. The diagnosis of each complication is discussed in detail and every symptom and

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