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June 9, 1956

Integrated Gynecology: Principles and Practice. Volumes I, II and III

JAMA. 1956;161(6):564. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970060078025

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This book is published in three volumes with a total of more than 1,750 pages. It is well bound and is printed on glossy paper that takes the illustrations well. This remarkable book presents the personal observations of the authors. One can identify with at least some accuracy the portions to which each author has mainly contributed. Dr. Rubin presents the American viewpoint and Dr. Novak the European. There are many excellent photomicrographs, and the surgical techniques are adequately illustrated. At the end of each chapter there is a carefully selected bibliography. Each volume has its own adequate index. These books represent something between a textbook and a handbook. Some of the chapters, such as Dr. Rubin's chapter on infertility, are extraordinarily complete. The surgical techniques could be extended and such individual parts as the treatment of vulvar cancer could be improved. However, the book as it stands is the

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