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February 5, 1992

Principles and Practice of Medical Therapy in Pregnancy

Author Affiliations

Brown University Program in Medicine Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island Providence

JAMA. 1992;267(5):729. doi:10.1001/jama.1992.03480050133041

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This second edition of Principles and Practice of Medical Therapy in Pregnancy appears a scant six years after the first. I reviewed it then as probably the most complete compilation of therapy for medical conditions complicating pregnancy extant. Now, rewritten and updated, it continues as a truly extraordinary textbook of medicine developed expressly for both practicing obstetricians and internists.

All organ systems and their relevant diseases affecting mother and fetus are discussed in depth, and each chapter presents an extensive bibliography updated in many instances to 1990. Edited by Dr Gleicher with the able assistance of five section editors, this is a volume of 1362 pages, with 213 chapters by 206 contributors, of whom 107 are obstetric specialists and 99 specialists in a wide variety of medical fields. Despite the diversity of authorship, the text is homogeneous in style, reader friendly, and therapeutically informative.

Of particular merit are the sections