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August 3, 1889


JAMA. 1889;XIII(5):165. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02401040021004

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The Provincial Medical Journal of England, in an editorial relating to the British Gynecological Society, pays a very high and well deserved compliment to the Society in question, and incidentally to American gynecology and dentistry. " We write with regret," says the editor, " that the Americans are ahead of us in dentistry and in gynecology. The reason is that gynecology was separated from obstetrics, and its study put on a proper basis. Excellent handbooks, as those of Thompson, Mundé, Goodell, have been published and are to be found in every practitioner's library in the States. The Americans took up the study with all the energy of a young people, and we are simply following in their wake, and attempting to interest general practitioners in a branch of practice which is the most important one to them. There is always a little difficulty in launching out a new society. Even in the

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