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April 2, 1904

Essential of Pelvic Diagnosis with Illustrative Cases.

JAMA. 1904;XLII(14):909. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02490590043025

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This volume, which does not pretend to supplant the regular works on gynecology, is simply a statement of the principal diagnostic points that are to be observed from the viewpoint of the practitioner, who sees the symptoms without necessarily a previous knowledge of the disease. The inductive rather than the deductive method, is followed, and the plan appears a good one, though it is not new. The book is divided into five parts: 1, Pelvic diagnosis, giving the methods; 2, lines of diagnosis, describing the symptoms; 3, diagnostic tables, in which the symptoms are grouped and tabulated according to the conditions which they should indicate; 4, illustrative cases to demonstrate the manner in which the foregoing data should be employed; 5, a useful though brief description of the blood examinations and methods. The work has an excellent index, in which each subject has given in parallel columns the pages on

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