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February 21, 1931

Operative Gynecology.

JAMA. 1931;96(8):637-638. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720340067040

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The present edition of this popular book, which was revised with the assistance of the younger Crossen, is much larger than any of the previous editions. The last edition had 677 pages and 887 illustrations. The general plan of the book is essentially the same. The new illustrations are just as instructive as the old ones and the increased space devoted to descriptions of operations is commendable. However, it seems unnecessary to devote eighty pages and ninety-five illustrations to retrodisplacement of the uterus, for less and less importance is being attached to uncomplicated retroversion of the uterus. Whereas the 1925 edition did not cover such important matters as anesthesia and intestinal surgery which may be associated with pelvic operations, the present volume contains instructive and beautifully illustrated chapters on these subjects. The detailed description and illustrations of the use of local anesthesia are especially praiseworthy. Special extensive chapters are now

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