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October 20, 1962


JAMA. 1962;182(3):317. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050420093036

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The first sentence in one of the forewards, "Every once in a while a new idea in writing a book on an old subject is born," expresses exactly the feelings of this reviewer. This volume presents a new type of gynecology. Omitted, and correctly so, are descriptions of various operations, as gynecologic surgery is so well illustrated in Parson's and Ulfelder's An Atlas of Pelvic Operations. Diseases of the female, from infancy to old age, are carefully described, pathologically oriented, and their treatments suggested. The comprehensive discussions answer many troublesome female problems. So often monographs on gynecology do not contain the solutions to problems arising in the newborn and in old age. Segregating the decades in the book was a wise choice, for, obviously, certain ages are more prone to particular diseases than others. Perhaps this method has led to a few repetitions, but they are deliberate and fall into