By Arthur Hale Curtis and John William Huffman. Price, $10. Pp. 799, with 466 illustrations, 37 in color. W. B. Saunders Company, W. Washington Sq., Philadelphia, 1950.
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The sixth edition of this widely used textbook now lists Dr. Huffman as co-author. Some of the sections have been rewritten; others have been revised. However, there have been no extensive changes in general format or manner of presentation.
As in other editions, this book is well and interestingly written. It is profusely illustrated, and practically all the drawings and photographs are of superb quality. New diagrammatic drawings in the section on embryology of the generative organs are particularly well planned and executed. They clarify an otherwise confusing subject.
As with most medical textbooks, each edition of this book has become longer and heavier. Also, as with most textbooks, the authors have ignored the general importance of certain subjects and have devoted inordinate amounts of space to those in which they are particularly interested. For example, the detailed and highly technical section on anatomy covers 79 pages.
This book will,
Textbook of Gynecology.. AMA Arch Intern Med. 1951;87(3):470. doi:10.1001/archinte.1951.03810030143013