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December 4, 1937

Synopsis of Gynecology Based on the Textbook Diseases of Women

JAMA. 1937;109(23):1932-1933. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780490070036

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This small book was first produced in 1930 and is based on Crossen's "Diseases of Women." Through twenty chapters it follows the sequence of subjects in the larger book. This synopsis is printed in fine type, which makes free reading somewhat difficult but permits the authors to include in a pocket-size volume an unbelievable amount of valuable information, well arranged and well tabulated. Endocrinology is capably summarized, and this is indeed a difficult task to do successfully. The authors' discussion of the several types of vaginitis is well done and is only one of several indications that the work has been brought down to date. The diagnosis of cancer and the effects of radium on tissues are comprehensively covered in relatively few words. The chapters on menstrual disturbances and disorders of other organs in relation to gynecology are especially good, though concise; the chapter on sterility and sexual disturbances began

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