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In spite of the fact that the third edition appeared only two years ago, the present book is called the fourth edition and advertised as having been newly revised. However, the reviewer, after a fairly careful search, was able to find only a few new illustrations among the 462 illustrations in the text and the 65 colored plates. Furthermore, the wording in the text compared at random in more than fifty different parts of the book was exactly identical except in few instances. In other words, the present edition is almost an exact reprint of the previous edition except for the slight shifting in the numbering of the illustrations and for additional information in the section on carcinoma of the uterus. However, what was said in the review of the third edition (The Journal, Sept. 5, 1931, p. 730) holds true today. Stoeckel's book is still the best single volume
Lehrbuch der Gynäkologie. JAMA. 1934;102(2):155. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750020067032