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The first edition of this surgical atlas appeared in 1952. It was written for young gynecologists, general surgeons, and general practitioners. Its objectives were to show how one performs practically all gynecologic operations and a few obstetric procedures; it also describes the accepted techniques for repair of bladder, ureteral, intestinal injuries, and femoral and inguinal hernias. Except for an introductory section on preoperative preparation and postoperative care and complications, this handbook consisted entirely of drawings of operations and concise descriptions of the technique of performing them. In the second edition, the introductory section has been brought up to date and a wide variety of surgical procedures, such as lymph node dissection for carcinoma of the cervix, radical vulvectomy and lymph node dissection for cancer of the vulva, Strassmann's operation for double uterus, and side-to-side intestinal anastomosis, have been added. Although intended for the inexperienced and the occasional operator, this book
Surgical Gynecology Including Important Obstetric Operations. JAMA. 1958;166(8):985-986. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.02990080131029