By Alexander J. C. Skene, M.D., LL.D., Professor of Gynecology in Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, N. Y., etc., etc. Third edition, revised and enlarged; 290 engravings, and 4 plates in colors; pp. 991. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1898.
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The former editions of this work were issued in 1888 and in 1892. The great strides that have been made in gynecology since the last edition of this work was issued have made it necessary to issue a new one, and the author has conscientiously made a revision which brings it down to date; consequently we find a fuller discussion of vaginal and abdominal hysterectomy than in any former editions, and the latest improved methods of performing these operations given. The control of hemorrhage by compression and electric heat receives much attention, and in a manner which will interest the general as well as the special surgeon. The electric hemostatic forceps devised by Skene as shown in pages 427 and 431, is clearly a great advance over the ligature in the performance of vaginal hysterectomy. The degree of heat is not one which will produce an eschar, but 170 to
Treatise on the Diseases of Women, for the use of Students and Practitioners.. JAMA. 1898;XXX(10):568. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02440620056022