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January 19, 1889

A Treatise on the Diseases of Women.

JAMA. 1889;XII(3):105-106. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02400800033014

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This handsome volume, which is profusely illustrated and beautifully printed, is the written embodiment of many years of teaching, and practical experience in the treatment of the affections of which he writes, and the practitioner cannot go very far wrong who follows the recommendations of Professor Skene.

It will be observed in an examination of this book, that Dr. Skene has aimed rather to give his opinions as they are now formed, than to burden the work with a profusion of quotations. The student of a historical turn must look elsewhere for recitals of ancient history, but in everything pertaining to the surgical treatment of the diseases of women, he need seek no farther for a convenient and fairly complete text-book.

In this, as in other branches of medical literature, the latest book is apt to be the best, because other things being equal the author has the recorded experience

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