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October 21, 1939


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By Herbert H. Schlink, Lecturer and Examiner in Gynaecology, University of Sydney, Sydney. Cloth. Price, 32s. 6d. Pp. 557, with 181 illustrations. Sydney & London: Angus & Robertson, Limited, 1939.

JAMA. 1939;113(17):1593. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800420067037

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This was designed as a textbook for students at the University of Sydney and as such is an admirably prepared volume. Particularly well done are the chapters on anatomy and physiology and the chapters dealing with prolapse and displacement of the female generative organs. The chapters on history taking and methods of examination are at the end of the book, subjects which it appears should he taken up at the outset in a study of any specialty. The chapters on operative gynecology, postoperative complications and treatment and the descriptions and designations accompanying the illustrations are incomplete and even confusing at times, while the author is much too dogmatic in expressions relative to the choice of operation, particularly with regard to the treatment of retroversion by round ligament shortening. This may, as stated previously, be an excellent textbook for use by Schlink's students at Sydney. In view of the already published

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