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November 2, 1957

Martius' Gynecological Operations with Emphasis on Topographic Anatomy

JAMA. 1957;165(9):1215-1216. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980270125031

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This translation of the operative gynecology book written by one of the foremost gynecologists and teachers in the last generation is most welcome. Those who are familiar with the original German edition know the excellent qualities of the book. The German textbook was written in simple language in the author's interesting, personal style. A previous English translation was prepared under the supervision of W. A. N. Dorland in 1939. The illustrations, most of which are in color, are beautiful, accurate, and instructive. The book is divided into six sections dealing with (1) gynecologic laparotomies, (2) vaginal operations, (3) operations for urinary incontinence, (4) curettage of the uterus, (5) herniotomies, and (6) intestinal operations. The third chapter occupies 53 pages, but only half a page is devoted to treatment of fresh ureteral injuries, and nothing at all is said about fresh bladder injuries. There is a special section on drainage of

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