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July 2, 1887

DISEASES OF WOMEN. A handbook for physicians and Students.

JAMA. 1887;IX(1):29-30. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.04360030028011

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It is a little more than a year since Professor Winckel's work was issued in Leipsig. As a teacher of obstetrics and gynæcology he has but few rivals, and his numerous contributions to the literature of these subjects have made his name familiar to every reading physician. And as of late years obstetrics and gynæcology seem to have taken a new hold on the American Physicians, it seems peculiarly fitting that this work should have been translated in this country. Still better would it have been had the work been carefully annotated.

No one can read this book without being interested a[ill] d instructed. Nor will one fail to be impressed with the idea—which is a fact—that the author is a most conservative gynæcologist; and there is not that neglect of gynæcological medicine for gynæcological surgery which many would possibly wish for. The reader will find here no encouragement for

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