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September 12, 1925

Gynecology for Nurses.

JAMA. 1925;85(11):846. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02670110060034

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The preface states that "the only legitimate excuse for issuing a new book on this subject is the desire to present a new thought or an old subject in a new and practical form." The book is not written in a style that can be easily understood by the average nurse. The sentences seem too long, and too many technical terms are crowded together without adequate explanations of their meaning. Most of the material appears to be a compilation from many text-books on embryology, anatomy and gynecology. Many of the illustrations are obsolete. The chapter on radiation therapy is of interest, but is too technical to render it of much use except to advanced medical students. The chapter devoted to endocrinology is also indefinite and too general in its recommendations.

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