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October 6, 1956

Gynecologic Cancer

JAMA. 1956;162(6):616. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970230088032

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This second edition is essentially a reference book written from the point of view of a clinician and stressing the author's personal conclusions. It presents well the American attitude toward the problems of pelvic cancer in women and reviews the English-language literature dealing with them. Cervical tumors and endometrial cancers are exhaustively discussed, but some of the rarer tumors, such as chorioepithelioma and vulvar tumors, are incompletely described. This is probably the best summary in the American literature of the clinical problems of gynecologic malignant disease, but it lacks an authoritative histological approach. In fact, the author deprecates pathologists in general and states that one must know his pathologist to interpret reports. The details of the problems that the pathologist must face are given scant attention. It is, however, primarily a clinician's report and as such carries the unquestioned authority of the author. The book is well printed on glossy

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