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October 12, 1935

Gynecological and Obstetrical Tuberculosis

JAMA. 1935;105(15):1214-1215. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760410058031

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Here is a book which every obstetrician, gynecologist, phthisiologist and internist should have in his library not only to be read through and through but as a book of reference. The author is to be highly commended not only for the excellence of the book but also for calling attention to a subject which unfortunately has not received the attention it should. The average physician, and even the average gynecologist, considers tuberculosis of the female genitalia a rare complication, though this is far from the truth. If all fallopian tubes were examined microscopically as a routine, physicians would quickly learn that tuberculous salpingitis is not uncommon. The author's purpose in writing the book was to present a critical study of (1) the alterations in the pathologic physiology of the female genital apparatus brought about by pulmonary tuberculosis, (2) the various forms of female genital tuberculosis and (3) a survey of

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