Book Review Principles and Practices of Physical Diagnosis . By John C. DaCosta, Jr., M.D., Ex-associate Professor of Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, and Assistant Visiting Physician, Jefferson Hospital. Fourth edition; thoroughly revised. Philadelphia and London: W. B. Saunders Co
Boston Medical and Surgical Journal
This book is designed both as a textbook and general reference book. For this purpose it has been divided into three distinct parts. Part I deals with the physiology of the pelvic organs and the relationship of gynecology to the general organism. The latter subject is a comparatively new departure. This part should prove of value to both student and general practitioner. Part II includes a description of those diseases which are essentially gynecologic. Drawings of pathologic conditions are
... n in preference to descriptions, which is the correct way to teach this part of the subject. Part III is devoted exclusively to the technic of gynecologic surgery. Surgical devices for the cure of gynecologic diseases are innumerable and cannot all be included in a book of this scope, but the author gives the operations which his experience has shown to be the best suited for the requirements. Many excellent procedures have perforce been omitted. As a guide to the student, general practitioner and surgeon, this book can be confidently recommended.