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The average American and English text-book on diseases of women is primitive in comparison with this classical summary of the general operative and therapeutic treatment of gynecologic disorders. The first thirty pages are devoted to the detailed description of the consultation, treatment and operating rooms, as well as the antiseptic preparation of the surgeon, his assistant and the instruments. The author has gone into particulars in describing the technic of all the late operations in gynecologic surgery, including those which are recognized by others and making special mention of those which he prefers. The critic may take exception to some of Veit's preferences. In several instances he clings to operative procedure which has been discarded by the majority in this country: e. g., ventral fixation and the Alexander-Adams operation for retrodeviation. With few exceptions, Veit mentions all the most recent therapeutic measures employed in the specialty, and dwells forcibly on
Die Behandlung der Frauenkrankheiten. JAMA. 1911;LVII(3):240. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260070244033
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