edited by Jay J. Gold, 704 pp, 240 illus, $23.50, New York: Hoeber Medical Division, Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc., 1968.
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The subject of female endocrinology has grown so rapidly and to such a proportion in the last few years that complete coverage of the field in a single volume is impossible. Highly skilled editing is needed to produce a concise, inclusive, up-to-date text without superfluous material or omission of significant data. The editor, with the assistance of 35 authorities from 11 specialties, has done this well.
The book is divided into eight major sections (32 chapters) including the hypothalamo-pituitaryovarian axis, hormone physiology and pharmacology, evaluation and therapy of menstrual disorders, sexual development and function, infertility, diabetes, and laboratory studies. Although basic endocrine mechanisms are well discussed, the overall approach is clinical. Especially valuable are the portions on immunologic problems in infertility, induction of ovulation, and laboratory studies. An excellent chapter on endocrine roentgenology is supplemented by 43 illustrations.
A total of 883 biographical references, an average of 28 per chapter,
Babcock RJ. Textbook of Gynecologic Endocrinology. JAMA. 1968;205(13):941. doi:10.1001/jama.1968.03140390065030