April 11, 1986

Management of High-Risk Pregnancy

Author Affiliations

Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center University of Illinois College of Medicine Chicago


edited by John T. Queenan, ed 2; 730 pp, with illus, $49.95, Oradell, NJ, Medical Economics Books, 1985.

JAMA. 1986;255(14):1941. doi:10.1001/jama.1986.03370140139040

Although I frequently pick up a new book with a jaundiced eye and an almost combative attitude—a "so what" approach—I happily report that not to be true in the case of the second edition of Queenan's Management of High-Risk Pregnancy. From the vantage point of many years and the perusal of many books in this specialty, it is refreshing to see a multiauthored volume so well organized, so simply written with a minimum of verbiage, and so uniform in its presentation. I can see the editor's firm hand in the demands made on the contributors, familiar from his writings in Contemporary Obstetrics and Gynecology. Each presentation is made particularly clear, where possible, by the interesting method of an appropriate case report followed by editorial comment.

No complication of pregnancy, labor, delivery, or the postpartum state seems to have been omitted, and the authors are recognized authorities in their various fields.