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In order to avoid increasing the size of the book unduly because of new material, the authors removed considerable historical data. This does not at all detract from the book.
The title of the book is "Operative Gynecology"; yet a considerable part of it is devoted to diagnosis, etiology, histology, pathology and symptomatology. Likewise, numerous illustrations are included which have no bearing on operative technic. In fact, in the first chapter, which deals with "Myoma of the Uterus," ten full pages and a colored plate are devoted to illustrations of different types of uterine myomas.
Throughout the book whole sections of published articles by the authors and others are reprinted in small type. There appears to be too much of this. Likewise, because of the senior author's special interest in foreign bodies left in the abdomen, there are many pages of text and illustrations assigned to this subject.
Operative Gynecology. JAMA. 1948;138(2):162-163. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900020058031