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October 23, 1948

Diagnosis in Gynaecology: A Classification of Gynaecological Diseases Based on Aetiology and the Clinical Logic for Diagnosis

JAMA. 1948;138(8):623. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900080081035

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The clinical demonstrations given to medical students forms the basis of this book. The aim is to teach the art of gynecologic history taking and conducting a careful gynecologic examination in order to arrive at a correct diagnosis. An attempt was made to stress analyzing, evaluating and synthesizing signs, symptoms, findings and laboratory data so that the student may learn to think in terms of a sound differential clinical logic. In this book the genital structures and the various diseases which affect them form the basis of presentation and chapter division.

There are fourteen chapters, one of which deals with embryology of the female genitalia, which is not really essential in this book. In a footnote concerning the use of the proper hand for making a vaginal examination, the author takes a backhanded slap at the gynecologists who use the left hand for making a vaginal examination. For making pelvic

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