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October 28, 1950


JAMA. 1950;144(9):802-803. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920090076035

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This textbook of gynecology has been prepared by members of the faculty for the use of undergraduate students at the University of Sydney. In future revisions, it is hoped that the catholicity of medical knowledge will be more apparent; certainly, no serious attempt has been made to incorporate many of the excellent contributions emanating from America, and the authors have overemphasized their own personal ideas and technics. This is especially noticeable in the border zone between midwifery and female surgery, but tends to flavor the entire volume.

At first glance, the book appears adequately illustrated. Of a total of 208 illustrations, about one-half are excellent photographs and photomicrographs; but 80 per cent of the line drawings are credited to other publications. The entire collection of 19 colored plates has appeared previously, many of them in the advertisements of a pharmaceutical house and all too highly colored and too diagrammatic. Far

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