Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor:
Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA;
Journal Review Editor: Brenda L. Seago, MLS, MA, Medical College of Virginia
Campus, Virginia Commonwealth University.
Over the last decade, as women’s health has been recognized as
a distinct subspecialty, the field has grown exponentially. Literature on
general care of women and gender differences in care has become more compartmentalized
and subspecialized. These two books exemplify that phenomenon and the strengths
and pitfalls of filling a new niche.
The target audience for Handbook of Women’s
Health is health care professionals (family practitioners, internists,
nurses, physician assistants) who provide primary care to women and, for Women’s Health in Mid-Life, family practitioners
Lemcke DP. Women’s Health. JAMA. 2005;293(21):2664-2668. doi:10.1001/jama.293.21.2666