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December 19, 1908

A Text-Book of Diseases of Women.

JAMA. 1908;LI(25):2181. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02540250081027

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This volume, originally written with particular regard for the demands of the medical student, remains in this respect unchanged. The subject matter is compactly and concisely presented, and the price is attractive to the average undergraduate. In general it may be said that the reader is not confused by abstract theorizing or by a complex presentation of the various subjects discussed. Only one plan of treatment for each disease is considered, and only such facts relating to anatomy, physiology and pathology are mentioned in any detail as seem necessary for the elucidation of the point being made. The arrangement of the subject matter has not been changed. Thus Penrose takes up in detail the treatment of his operative procedures subsequently to his consideration of the various surgical diseases. This is, again, a distinct advantage. The various neoplasms are treated in an adequate manner and the plastic work is described according

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