Myomata of the Uterus

1909 Journal of the American Medical Association  
The aim of the authors in this work is to place before the medical profession the subject of myomas of the uterus in an adequate but not too voluminous manner. Consequently the work appears in one volume, beautifully illustrated and attractive in every way. From carefully preserved specimens and histories, dating from 1889 to 1909, they have been able to furnish in the work a complete account of the operations, pathology and results in 1,674 cases. These cases are taken from Johns Hopkins
more » ... Johns Hopkins University and the private clinics of the authors. The history of the surgical procedure appropriate to uterine myomas, has not been considered, but the operations in the respective cases show conclusively the advance in this line of surgery. Much stress has been laid on the errors which have occurred, and which will be of great interest to surgeons generally. Statistics show a gradually lessened mortality, and the authors assert that during the past two and one-half years this mortality has been less than 1 per cent. Heredity is said to play no part in the causation of these tumors, but that they are associated with malignancy is proven. The chapters on differential diagnosis, abdominal and vaginal hysterectomies contain reports of cases comprising interesting and valuable data. This work will be of great assistance to those doing pelvic surgery, and the authors are to be congratulated on the suc¬ cess of their undertaking, which must have taken an immense amount of time, labor and expense. Co., 1908. Quain's Anatomy is so well recognized as a standard English text-book that in recording the appearance of a new volume it is necessary only to point out a few new features. Part 1 Volume III of the eleventh edition embraces the general structure and mode of development of the elements of the nervous system and the special structure of the spinal cord and brain. Part 2 of Volume III is to contain the descriptive anatomy of the nerves and sense organs, the two parts together forming a complete text-book on neurology, indispensable to all those who wish to keep abreast of modern work in nervous anatomy. The volume has been edited, and to a large degree rewritten by Professor Sch\l=a"\ferof Edinburgh and Professor Johnson Symington of Queen's College, Belfast. The work is divided into three main parts: First, a discussion of the general structure and development of the nervous system; second, a consideration of the structural elements of the nervous system; and, third, a description of the cerebral spinal axis, the latter occupying the greater part of the book. The description and illustrations of gross anatomy are much the same as in former editions, a few new illustrations being added. The principal additions are in the form of new illus¬ trations on microscopic anatomy, most of which being from original drawings contributed by Professor Ramon y Cajal. The first two chapters have been rewritten and supplemented, the number of illustrations being largely increased. The re¬ production of Professor Ramon y Cajal's drawings on pages 17, 19, 23, 26 and 31 are particularly striking. The neuron theory of Waldeyer is discussed in the light of recent histological investigations. Society of the State of New York for 1909, has just been issued. The book is of the same size, style and general arrangement as preceding editions. Insertion of names is restricted to physicians registered in accordance with the laws in the three states covered. The different portions of the book are printed on paper of different colors, making reference exceedingly easy, the directory for Manhattan and the Bronx being on white paper, that for Brooklyn on yellow, the remainder of the state of New York on white, and the alphabetical index on green. The same arrangement is followed in the other states, making it possible to select instantly the portion of the book which one desires to consult. Members in county and state societies are designated by a star, membership in other medical organizations being designated by appropriate abbreviations. Particularly noticeable is the new type used in this edition. A complete roster of the Medical Society of the State of New York and a com¬ plete list of hospitals, dispensaries, benevolent institutions, public health organizations, etc., are added, forming a com¬ plete medical directory for the entire state. The matter for New Jersey and Connecticut is not so exhaustive, being limited to the lists of physicians for each state, arranged alphabetically by postoffices. Through the efforts of the state society, consequent on the publication of this directory, the registration of the medical profession in New York State has been given careful supervision, a most important work which might well be undertaken in other states. The directory is of value to all wishing information regarding the medical profession of the states and particularly to physicians and members of the organization in New York. gives explicit direction suitable to the needs of the student. The student is in the main left to make his own deduction from the experiments. Importance of knowledge of experimental pharmacology as a foundation for rational therapeutics can not be overestimated. The volume before us is well adapted to afford the student the means of gaining a personal acquaintance with this subject. Physiology and Pathology of the Urine.
doi:10.1001/jama.1909.02550190061022 fatcat:bz26aflrtbcbvk277kmwkrhc6a