Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
edited by Lila A. Wallis, 1044 pp, with illus, $110, ISBN 0-316-91991-8, Philadelphia, Pa, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1998.
As the field of gender differences in medicine has rapidly expanded, so has the literature on women's health. This textbook on women's health represents the seventh of its kind and is clearly the most comprehensive. Its format is essentially that of Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine for women, which may be its strength and in some instances its weakness.
Compared with other textbooks on women's health, this one will likely serve more as a reference text, as opposed to an easy read on how to approach a clinical problem while seeing a patient. It would be a good addition to the internist's general library for more extensive reading on other topics and issues in women's health.
Women's HealthTextbook of Women's Health. JAMA. 2000;284(13):1713. doi:10.1001/jama.284.13.1713-JBK1004-3-1