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March 30, 1957

Practical Office Gynecology

JAMA. 1957;163(13):1196. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970480100031

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This book is one of a series of monographs devoted to obstetrics and gynecology. The senior author is a well-known gynecologist. The authors say that the "purpose of this book is to present some practical and workable methods for the diagnosis, management and treatment of severe gynecologic disorders often encountered in the physicians' general office practice. It is intended... to aid the practicing physician." In the chapter on culdoscopy, however, they state, "The inclusion of a discussion of culdoscopy in a book on office gynecology is not intended to suggest or recommend the procedure for office use or by those not trained in gynecologic surgery. Then why include the chapter in culdoscopy in a book for general practitioners? There is also a chapter on "cul-de-sac puncture," which is a debatable procedure for general practitioners to employ in their offices or even in hospital outpatient rooms. This book follows the same

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