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December 19, 1925

A Synopsis of Gynaecology.

JAMA. 1925;85(25):1988. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02670250062032

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Probably the great majority of men teaching in medical schools have at some time or other prepared, each one for himself, a sheaf of notes pertaining to his particular subject. These notes usually are in typewritten form, and each compiler has no doubt looked forward to the time when expansion into a formal textbook would become feasible. This author has been the first, so far as we know, to have such notes typed with printers' ink in book form. For this volume is just that—a printed notebook. Concise to the point of incomplete sentence construction, telegraphic in its brevity, the longer paragraphs reading like night letters, the pages are packed with concrete statements, as a result of which argument becomes didacticism. As a result, further, the fundamental principles of gynecology are emphasized, its elaboration and technic merely suggested. Far from being a fault, this is a relief, when held up

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