August 1984

Manual of Gynecologic Surgery

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by Bryan J. Masterson, Berlin, Springer-Verlag, 256 pp, $90, with illus, 1984.

Arch Surg. 1984;119(8):980. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1984.01390200094026

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After a ridiculously long period of "not speaking to each other," gynecologists, surgeons, and family practitioners have outgrown their adolescence and are once again communicating. The pelvic-rim "demilitarized zone" has been invaded from both directions by surgeons and gynecologists. So too have family practitioners been recognized as appropriately penetrating into the realm of the gynecologist to perform vaginal procedures.

This book, by a renowned gynecologist, provides an atlas as a meeting ground for all three of these specialties and will appeal to members of each. In keeping with other volumes in this series, it is gorgeously illustrated and its text is tightly edited.

The first section of the book, on ambulatory surgery, will be of benefit to the generalist. It contains some wise comments about indications and procedures on problems involving the vulva, vagina, cervix, and uterus. A second section concerning laparoscopy discusses what can and cannot be anticipated by

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