Textbook of Gynaecology

Textbook of Gynaecology

Department of Book Reviews CONDUCTED BY ROBERT T. FRANK, M.D., NEW YORK Review of New Books Gynecology Greenhill's Offic:e Gynecology1 is a usefu...

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Department of Book Reviews CONDUCTED BY ROBERT

T.

FRANK,

M.D., NEW

YORK

Review of New Books Gynecology Greenhill's Offic:e Gynecology1 is a useful book whir.h should prove of value, par· ticularly to the general practitioner and the bwlding specialist, a~ it contains many hint~ and suggestions valuable in office treatment, including such common measureR as the vaginal dou~he, vaginal pessa.ries, and the treatment of diseases encountere(l in gynecologic. practice. The chapters on gyneeologie and obstetric endocrinology, and men~trual irregularities are likewise of real interest. Whether the colpo~cope should have been included in office gynecology might well be doubt-ed, nor can 1 agree that intraspinal (subarachnoid) injection of alcohol for pain due to car· cinoma of the genitalia, as well as curettage and transahtlominal pneumoperitoneum, Rhould be eonsidered office procedurrs. -R. T. Franl;. The fifth edition of Young's Textboo~: of Gyna:ecology2 has appeared. The first erlition was published in 1921. With each edition the text has become more crystal· lized a11
Martins' Gynecolog·ic Operations,? which wa~ reviewPd in these columns in 193i, has now been translated into English. At that time a very appreciative and laudn· tory review was given to this valuable contribution to operative gynee,ology. The illustrations in the original German and in the present American edition are iden· tical, and are noteworthy for their simplicity and striking qualities. No bettN operative gynecology in short compass is available. The descriptions of operation~ are clear-cut and sufficiently detailed to be useful, both to the general 8urgeon and the specialist. While the translation is quite understandable, the English is frequently awkward, even if accurate. In spite of this defect, the hook shoul
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