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June 1, 1957

A Text-Book of Gynaecology for Students and Practitioners

JAMA. 1957;164(5):617. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980050107030

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This edition appears only two years after the previous one. There are two new chapters, one on schistosomiasis ( bilharziasis ) and the other on syphilis, granuloma inguinale, and lymphopathia venereum. Several chapters have been rewritten, the text has been revised, and several new illustrations have been added. The authors are not enthusiastic about plastic operations on the oviducts, in spite of the recent extensive literature on this subject. They point out that only the smallest doses of estrogens should be used to over-come menopausal symptoms. They emphasize that uterine bleeding may occur after the use of estrogens, but they maintain this is produced if the dosage has been somewhat too large and is stopped because of nausea. They fail to warn their readers to use the estrogens intermittently and not continuously for long periods of time.

The section on operative gynecology is most inadequate and perhaps should have been omitted. It

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