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March 27, 1967

Ovulation: Stimulation, Suppression, Detection

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edited by Robert B. Greenblatt, 341 pp, with illus, $15, Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1966.

JAMA. 1967;199(13):1014. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03120130100034

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This is a timely book. For the majority of the physicians, it fills a void which has resulted from the rapid recent advances in this field.

The book consists of the contributions of 36 international and national authorities in the field of gynecologic endocrinology. It has a meaningful foreword by Bernard Zondek and a beautiful and fitting epilogue by Herbert de Watteville. Between this appropriate beginning and fitting ending are 29 chapters which completely cover the three important aspects of ovulation— stimulation, suppression, and detection.

One is impressed with the clarity of the language, uniform style throughout the book, and the paucity of errors—a tribute to the editing of Dr. Greenblatt. Every chapter is excellent. The mechanisms of ovulation are beautifully described by Dr. Blandau. The gonadotropin secretion in the normal menstrual cycle and the hypothalamic control are particularly well presented. These three chapters in the section on stimulation are