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November 28, 1953

Operative Gynecology

JAMA. 1953;153(13):1228. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.02940300086030

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Dr. TeLinde has prepared a valuable treatise on gynecologic surgery. The subject is handled in a clear, convincing, and unbiased manner. Sufficient detail is included to make the book valuable from the standpoint of the occasional gynecologic operator, and, at the same time, hints and suggestions valuable to men with considerable gynecologic experience and training are given. Preoperative care, anesthesia, postoperative care, and complications are very well treated, and their importance to the ultimate success of the procedures is emphasized. The relationship of associated urological conditions, such as vesicovaginal and urethrovaginal fistulas and operative injury of the ureters, are carefully described, together with birth injury and prolapse of the vagina following supercervical as well as total hysterectomy. Malignant tumors of the uterus, their cytological diagnosis by the Papanicolaou smear method, and carcinoma in situ are thoroughly described.

There is an excellent discussion of endometriosis, including the theories of its origin,

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