January 17, 1903

Manual of Gynecology.

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By Henry T. Byford, M.D., Professor of Gynecology and Clinical Gynecology in the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Chicago. Third Revised Edition. Containing 363 Illustrations, Many of Which Are Original. Cloth. Pp. 598. Price, $3.00 net. Philadelphia: P. Blakiston's Son & Co. 1902.

JAMA. 1903;XL(3):187. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490030051024

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The subjects in this work are arranged in the order followed by the author in his lectures. The wording, paragraphing, marginal notes, etc., all indicate, as is stated in the preface, that the work is primarily intended for the student. The chapter on cystitis is very primitive, and such terms as "spurious cystitis" should be avoided by a teacher. Under lacerations of the perineum we find hardly any mention of laceration of the muscles forming the true pelvic floor, and no reference is made to any of the modern operations on these muscles. The subject of gonorrheal infection is clearly handled. but the statement that "gonorrhea always begins as an acute inflammation" in the female can not be sustained. The advice to transfuse salt solution in the collapse of ruptured extra-uterine pregnancy before the bleeding points have been secured is dangerous, because if the hemorrhage has temporarily ceased, the increased

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