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March 6, 1943

Diseases of Women

JAMA. 1943;121(10):795. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840100081039

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It is a remarkable achievement to revise a book under present conditions existing in Great Britain. That this has been successfully accomplished by nine contributors is even more creditable. The popularity of this gynecologic textbook is evidenced by the fact that this is the seventh revision. The gynecologic subjects are covered in a brief and concise manner, including the etiology, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. Controversial data have been entirely eliminated. All the contributors have read and constructively criticized the entire book, so that the conclusions represent a good cross section of gynecologic thought and practice in the British Isles. There is little to which one can take exception. The Wertheim operation for carcinoma of the cervix has been replaced by irradiation in most clinics in the United States. American gynecologists do not favor the transplantation of ovarian fragments in the event that it is necessary to remove both ovaries in

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