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September 1947

Gynäkologische Diagnostik.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1947;80(3):421. doi:10.1001/archinte.1947.00220150131025

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This comprehensive tome, for the use of general practitioners and students, devotes four hundred and seventy-four pages to the diagnosis of genitourinary diseases of women. It is the first contribution to the gynecologic textbook literature in German to come out of Switzerland since World War II. The book is written in plain and concise German. The discussions cover the broad aspects of gynecology adequately, with just enough detail to make reading easy. Print and paper are of good quality and most of the illustrations are clear and representative. The exceptions are reproductions of photomicrographs which lack definition. The arrangement of the chapters is logical, and the substance is refreshingly free from long-winded theoretic discussions. The index is rather limited, but the arrangement of individual subjects within each chapter compensates for this.

Subjects like hysterosalpingography, menstruation and its aberrations, colposcopy and backache have been treated with great thoroughness and are a

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