December 18, 1967

Gynecologic Pathology

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by Frederick T. Kraus, 504 pp, 488 illus, $18.50, St. Louis: C. V. Mosby Co., 1967.

JAMA. 1967;202(12):1111. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03130250093033

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This initial venture into textbook writing by a pathologist from the Washington University School of Medicine is an eminent success. In addition to chapters on each of the female organs, there are others on "Embryology: Genesis and Dysgenesis of the Female Genital Tract," "Extragenital Lesions of the Female Pelvis," and "The Placenta." The format of the book is pleasing, and the subject matter is well organized and lucidly presented with an emphasis on clinicopathological correlation. Unusual lesions are discussed briefly and often illustrated. The extensive bibliography has been judiciously selected and includes articles published in 1966. A valuable feature of the volume is its excellent illustrations, many of which are magnificent. They include a small number of electron micrographs, which exemplify the beginning contributions of this discipline to gynecologic pathology. One has to search for any misleading statements or omissions. The author says that a large follicle cyst is the