By George Ernest Herman, M.B. Lond., F.R.C.P., Obstetric Physician to and Lecturer on Midwifery at the London Hospital. With Upwards of 250 Illustrations. Revised Edition. Cloth. Pp. 884. Price, $5.00 net. New York: Wm. Wood & Co. 1903.
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The object of the present volume, the author says, is to furnish a convenient manual for the student and practitioner and not a manual of reference for the specialist. It seems to us that Dr. Herman has succeeded very well in his purpose. He says he thinks he has one qualification for writing such a book, viz., clinical experience. That is certainly an important qualification. While the book is not strictly original in its treatment of the subject, it seems to be the result of good observation and, as might be expected from the preface, is not overloaded with references to the literature or quotations from other authorities. There is nothing specially novel in its classification. The illustrations are schematic, but generally excellent for the purpose; we believe that schematic illustrations are, as a whole, better for the student than the elaborate attempts at reproducing actual conditions and anatomic structures.
Diseases of Women. A Clinical Guide to Their Diagnosis and Treatment.. JAMA. 1903;XL(17):1155. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490170039016