Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet
S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University
of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.
The preface to the second edition of Primary Care
of Women echoes the first, noting the "unprecedented transformation
of the health care system in the United States and of the position of women
within that system." Central to this tranformation, Drs Carlson and Eisenstat
cite recognition of the value of primary care and integration of multiple
medical specialties to provide care for the "whole woman"; recognition of
the gaps in scientific knowledge and the need for more research to establish
a scientific basis for the clinical care of women; and the central role of
the patient in the process of primary care.
Massion CT. Women's Health. JAMA. 2003;290(1):120-122. doi:10.1001/jama.290.1.120