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September 28, 1957

Practical Gynecology

JAMA. 1957;165(4):420. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980220104025
Abstract

This book is primarily for the general practitioner. It contains a common-sense discussion of psychosomatic gynecology and an acceptable chapter on infertility; it is well illustrated with line drawings and photographs and has, at the end, 68 beautiful colored reproductions of such things as cervical lesions and vaginal smears; but much of the rest of the book is aimed at about the level of a third-year medical student. It is incomplete, as it contains no mention of endometrial hyperplasia. There are no references to the literature. There is practically no discussion of treatment, and much of what there is, is dangerous. The following are examples. "Ovarian cysts will usually respond to doses of the order of 2,000 r spread over one or two months." Carcinoma of the vulva "is usually a squamous cell carcinoma and can be controlled by irradiation therapy as any other skin carcinoma." The authors persist in

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