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September 14, 1964

Lehrbuch der Gynäkologie

JAMA. 1964;189(11):871. doi:10.1001/jama.1964.03070110073040

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This standard comprehensive textbook of gynecology for medical students and practitioners, now in its eighth edition, was written by the dean of German gynecologists, at present emeritus professor at the University of Göttingen. From such a distinguished teacher one would expect just such a thorough exposition of clinical gynecology and its allied fields, with emphasis on diagnosis and treatment, supported by numerous excellent teaching diagrams. The chapters on dysfunctional bleeding and malpositions are notable examples of this excellent style of traditional gynecologic teaching, and the same comprehensiveness may be noted in the sections on gynecologic examination, urology, and orthopedics.

Professor Martius has introduced with benefit some aspects of the modern knowledge of genetics and psycho-emotional problems into this "classical" presentation, but I think the medical student could derive still further stimulation from some expansion of the sections concerned with reproductive physiology and gynecologic pathology where the text and the illustrative

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