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June 10, 1911

A Manual of Gynecology.

JAMA. 1911;LVI(23):1744. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560230046035

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This book, while not complete, is a valuable contribution to diagnosis and treatment in general gynecologic disorders. The author has outlined the pathologic teachings on endometritis up to the present and has indicated the significance of the blood-count in inflammatory conditions of the pelvis. In cases in which the etiologic factor is positively determined, he recommends the employment of bacterins, especially in gonorrheal infections. In the treatment of procidentia he clings to the questionable procedure of ventral fixation, although under the vaginal technic he describes the vaginal operation and its limitations. Eden gives the old Emmet technic for complete lacerations in detail but omits to mention the advantages which are gained by the Tait operation. The description of the operation for retroflexion is extremely valuable. The indications are given for conservative operative procedure, and the symptomatology of uncomplicated retrodeviations of the uterus are recognized. The limitations for the Alexander-Adams operation

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