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July 25, 1959

Diseases of Women

JAMA. 1959;170(13):1611. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010130115034

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The first edition of this book appeared 40 years ago and was written primarily as a textbook for use by medical students. The present editors have brought the book up to date by including data on vaginal cytology and by rewriting the sections on genital prolapse, tuberculous salpingitis, and gynecologic operations. This edition contains 75 pages more than the previous one. In general, the arrangement of the subjects is the same as before. Because the 10 contributors are experienced gynecologists and teachers the book contains a large amount of practical and useful information. It is well written and abundantly illustrated. It is questionable whether the 48 pages devoted to gynecologic operations should have been included in a book written primarily for medical students. Among the operations described and illustrated are such unusual operations as radical excision of the vulva, construction of an artificial vagina, enlargement of the vaginal introitus, the

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