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September 3, 1927

Indikationen für die operative Behandlung der Frauenkrankheiten.

JAMA. 1927;89(10):814. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690100076041

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This, the author says, is the outgrowth of his own necessities to clarify the indications for the treatment of women's diseases, especially since among the younger gynecologists there is a sort of furor operativus, to the neglect of constitutional, endocrinal, physiologic and medicinal therapy. He has studied the various operative measures proposed and presents his own opinions regarding the best ones. He has used a seminar style of writing to help the student, and has supported his statements with extensive references to the literature. The book is divided into three parts: (1) general considerations of conservative and radical measures, with the limitations and dangers of each, including the social indications in gynecology; (2) the placing of indications in seventeen of the most common gynecologic conditions; (3) reports of sixty-one illustrative cases from the author's practice. The author's main theme is presented in the opening words: The object of the placement

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