vol 1, edited by Stewart L. Marcus and Cyril C. Marcus, 699 pp, with illus, $19.25, Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins Co., 1967.
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Volume 1 of Advances in Obstetrics and Gynecology, edited by Stewart L. and Cyril C. Marcus, might well be used as a textbook for any young obstetrician-gynecologist who is beginning a career in academic medicine; it would also be hard to imagine a better source of review material for board examinations than this volume. The range is nearly as wide as the medical horizon of our time; only the psychosocial aspects of obstetrics and gynecology have been omitted. The rest is all here: ultrasound, immunologic problems, bacteremic shock, surgery for cancer of the cervix. But this book is not superficial; materials are treated in satisfactory depth.
The roster of contributors constitutes a real "all-star cast." Naturally, there is considerable variation in the writing style from chapter to chapter, but this is only a small disadvantage.
It is hard to imagine an obstetric and gynecologic book which would do a better
Campbell C. Advances in Obstetrics and Gynecology. JAMA. 1967;200(13):1187. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03120260083027