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October 12, 1957

Gynecologic Surgery and Urology

JAMA. 1957;165(6):761-762. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980240119036

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This volume embodies the essential teaching of the gynecologic staff of the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. It is unique in its presentation of regional surgery as an advance from the long-accepted organ specialty. That such does truly constitute an advance will be attested by all light-hearted gynecologists who have encountered unexpected and formidable complications in their work. The gynecologist of the future must be competent in the handling of urologic and intestinal complications and sequelae. His training must equip him accordingly, and such is the purpose of this book. It is unfortunate that so many gynecologists have had no training in urology, cannot use a cystoscope or urethroscope, have never inserted a ureteral catheter, and are equally incompetent in intestinal surgery. To many long in practice, this volume will come too late, but they can learn much from it and can institute among their trainees programs to insure future

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