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November 4, 1933

Gynécologie opératoire.

JAMA. 1933;101(19):1507. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740440067044

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Professor Hartmann has produced an operative gynecology that should be of real value to American gynecologists and general surgeons who perform gynecologic operations. The text is clear and concise. The illustrations, a considerable number of which are of instruments, are well reproduced and may be easily understood by the trained surgeon. Among the procedures not commonly shown in American works are operations on the pelvic sympathetics for dysmenorrhea and other types of severe pelvic pain. The work contains a fairly complete discussion of diagnostic methods and minor therapeutic measures in the first part. This is of interest in that it illustrates certain variations of methods one finds when visiting clinics in various parts of the world. While French gynecology may differ from American practice, readers in this country may find many useful suggestions from a close study of principles employed in Professor Hartmann's clinic. The publishers apparently have considered the

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