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June 18, 1904

A Text-Book of Diseases of Women.

JAMA. 1904;XLII(25):1657. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02490700057022

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The author states that "In a concise and practical way he has tried to present all of the subjects embraced in a study of the diseases of women." After a brief historical sketch the anatomy and development of the parts are considered. Most of the illustrations in this connection are satisfactory, but Figure 5, representing the perineal body, grossly exaggerates that structure so as to give one an entirely erroneous idea concerning it. Figure 23, illustrating the nerves of the uterus, is taken from Bardeleben's Anatomy and shows a pregnant uterus, neither of which facts is mentioned. Chapters on methods of examination and technic are fair. The pathology throughout the work is not up to date, and no one would ever recognize tubercle bacilli from the illustration on page 218. The statements that the gonococcus "invariably finds its way into the vagina through impure sexual intercourse" and that "gonorrheal endometritis

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