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December 10, 1973

Endocrinology of Woman

Author Affiliations

Medical College of Georgia Augusta

JAMA. 1973;226(11):1363-1364. doi:10.1001/jama.1973.03230110051032

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The preparation of a comprehensive textbook of almost 1,100 large, double-column pages by a sole author (with the exception of two short chapters dealing with chromosomes by Clavero-Nunez) is a stupendous and ambitious task, especially if the work is carefully done, well coded, and excellently written. In this day, books of such magnitude appear only as the cumulative effort of a dozen or more contributors. Professor Botellá-Llusiá, a most prodigious and sagacious man, has given us an encyclopedic account of present-day knowledge of the endocrinology of women. It is a classic, and not since Osler's Principles of Medicine has so all-encompassing a book appeared on the medical scene. The historical references are well chosen, his philosophic approaches brighten its pages, the inclusion of the most recent advances in the field and selection of references—all make for an excellent book that should find a niche in the library of the practicing