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May 9, 1953

Gynecology: Diseases and Minor Surgery.

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Compiled and edited by Robert J. Lowrie, M.A., M.D., F.A.C.S., Associate Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, New York University, New York. Foreword by Claude E. Heaton, M.D. Cloth. $22.50. Pp. 806, with illustrations. Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 301-327 E. Lawrence Ave., Springfield, Ill.; Blackwell Scientific Publications, Ltd., 49 Broad St., Oxford, England; Ryerson Press, 299 Queen St., W., Toronto 2B, 1952.

JAMA. 1953;152(2):196-197. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.03690020088029

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In this massive volume 79 contributors from 30 medical schools in the United States, Canada, and England present the results of years of experience in diagnosing and treating diseases of the female pelvic organs. The book is volume 1 of a proposed encyclopedia of gynecology. Volume 2 is to be published during 1953. The series is intended to provide comprehensive coverage of the entire field, not merely sketches or résumés. While volume 1 offers what might be termed medical gynecology, it also includes some minor surgery. Volume 2 is to deal with major surgery of the female pelvic organs.

In consideration of the high cost of hospitalization, the authors have emphasized procedures that may be carried out in the physician's office with the patient under local anesthesia or short-term general anesthesia. It is also recognized that many communities are remote from hospital centers, and the physician must do the best

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