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January 12, 1990

Reproductive Endocrine Therapeutics

Author Affiliations

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Philadelphia

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Philadelphia

JAMA. 1990;263(2):310-311. doi:10.1001/jama.1990.03440020156051

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This is a work in 17 chapters with 27 contributors. As described in the preface, the unifying aspect of the text is one of the medical approach to gynecologic problems. Therefore, this is actually an endocrinologic text, as suggested by its title. It is clinically directed rather than basic-science oriented.

The general plane on which it is written will be below the needs of most reproductive endocrinologists but is right on target for the mainstream of gynecologic practice. Many straightforward endocrine problems can be satisfactorily treated by the general gynecologist, and only complicated cases need to be sent for further consultation. For instance, the treatment of menopause certainly should be within the realm of the general gynecologist, but precocious puberty would probably be best treated by one with more formalized training. The chapters are generally concise and well referenced.

Even if the general gynecologist does not induce ovulation with human