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February 19, 1910

Medical Gynecology.

JAMA. 1910;LIV(8):641-642. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.02550340063029

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This book gives in detail many methods of non-surgical treatment. The hints on bacteriologic diagnosis are simplified and comprehensive. The discription of palpation of the ureters without previous catheterization is rather misleading, and the author's routine treatment of abortion is hardly abreast with the latest views, while the indiscriminate recommendation of invading the uterus by packing and douches is not unattended with danger. In view of the late theories of involution, the generally accepted fact is that it is probably a chemical rather than a degenerative change, but this does not diminish the author's valuable suggestions on the prevention of subinvolution. The subjects of atmocausis, pelvic massage, abdominal supports, and local and general hydrotherapy, with their indications, are handled with unusual ability. The positive statements in regard to electrotherapeutics, with definite indications, is convincing and demands the attention of those who are prejudiced against this method of therapeutics. The author's

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