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March 14, 1931

Abdomino-Pelvic Diagnosis in Women.

JAMA. 1931;96(11):889. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720370067038

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This is designed chiefly for the postgraduate and the general practitioner, and for student reference. It is written solely for diagnosis. The first third of the book is concerned with general gynecology. The remainder enters into detailed consideration of especial diseases of the various organs. The author assumes the rather unique view that illustrations leave only a fleeting impression and advocates that they be used sparingly. A fairly generous number of drawings are found throughout his book; in addition to illustrations from other works there are many photomicrographs, pictures of pathologic specimens, and a large number of somewhat unusual schematic and semidiagrammatic drawings. Walscheid has a fluent style and an unusually extensive vocabulary. He tends somewhat to confuse the reader by long drawn out dissertations on various topics that present the personal views and theories of the writer and are of only passing interest to the average reader. Despite the

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