December 3, 1982

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Author Affiliations

Bluefield, WVa


edited by David N. Danforth et al, ed 4; 1,316 pp, 1,063 illus, $59, Philadelphia, Harper & Row Publishers Inc, 1982.

JAMA. 1982;248(21):2913. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03330210085059

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How would you like to have 75 authorities at your beck and call? This new edition of Obstetrics and Gynecology can place that number in your library. The contributors summarize and offer their best ideas and opinions on the various aspects of our specialty. Each one sees that specialty from a different vantage point, partly because of background and training and partly because of the assigned topic covered.

Dr Danforth is from Chicago and has been joined in the editorial work of this volume by Dr William Dignam of Los Angeles, Dr Charles Hendricks of Chapel Hill, NC, and Dr John Maeck of Burlington, Vt, giving this work the advantage of opinion from a wide geographical area in the United States. The book is divided into eight parts with a varying number of chapters under each section, and I found that the index was sufficiently detailed to enable me to