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December 24, 1887

System of Gynecology.

JAMA. 1887;IX(26):831. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400250031011

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PRELIMINARY NOTICE.  Notwithstanding the number of works on gynecology, and the recent rich development of gynecological literature the profession in this country has now eagerly looked forward to the appearance of this, the first volume of the System of Gynecology by American Authors, which was announced as forthcoming several years ago. The place, the need, for such a work need not be discussed, being apparent. "Gynecology has now grown to an extent which requires for its thorough treatment this coöperation of representative men; and it is eminently fitting that the science which is in so great a degree of American origin should be thus presented by American practitioners."The opening chapter of this volume is a "Historical Sketch of American Gynecology," by Dr. Edward W. Jenks, of Detroit. The remaining fourteen chapters, with the names of the writers are as follows: The Development of the Female Genitals, by Henry J.

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