March 2, 1907

A Text-Book of Diseases of Women.

JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(9):816. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02520350074023

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It is a pleasure to review this excellent addition to American text-books on gynecology. The author has succeeded in adhering to the guiding principles which he formulates: To give prominence to the scientific basis of each subject under consideration, including the results of research in anatomy, histology, embryology, comparative anatomy, pathology and bacteriology; to study clinical phenomena in their widest relationships; to insist on caution in the adoption of new and insufficiently tried therapeutic measures and to emphasize measures proved by his own experience. As a general basis for the study of pathology and treatment he has necessarily devoted about one-seventh of the book to a full and very carefully prepared description of the anatomy of the female organs. This subject, well elucidated by 82 carefully selected illustrations, is presented in a chapter that gives a picture of the gross and microscopic structure, the development and the physiology that can

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