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December 1, 1956

Textbook of Gynecology

JAMA. 1956;162(14):1349. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970310077031

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This popular book did not need much revision to bring it up to date. The few important contributions to gynecology made in the last four years are included. The chapter on uterine cancer was entirely rewritten because of the controversy concerning carcinoma in situ. Likewise, the chapter on pelvic tuberculosis was completely rewritten because of advances in both diagnosis and treatment of the disease. The authors mention the new skin biopsy tests for sex determination. They consider kraurosis and leukoplakia of the vulva together because of the frequency with which the two terms are wrongly applied and the existing confusion as to their differentiation. The authors do, however, make a rational distinction between the two conditions. There is a full description of carcinoma in situ, with emphasis on the difficulties in diagnosis. The authors again summarize the important essentials of the responsibilities of the general practitioner in the campaign against

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