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February 1, 1908

Gynecology and Abdominal Surgery.

JAMA. 1908;L(5):383. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02530310059020

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The first volume of this work contains twenty-five chapters written by sixteen authors. All of the writers are well known and many of them have international reputations. Excellent discrimination has been shown in the assignment of the subjects, and where differences of opinion still exist, as to the method of choice in a given condition, each side has its own advocate to present its claims. In this manner both sides of the subject are thoroughly covered and one is thus better able to judge as to the method of election in a particular case. The subject of pathology is all considered in one chapter, which not only permits condensation, but also prevents unnecessary repetition. The chapter on medical gynecology is a commendable one. The writer points out very clearly that every woman who appears with a complaint is not necessarily a subject for some operation on her reproductive organs, that

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