January 1952

Psychosomatic Gynecology: Including Problems of Obstetrical Care.

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By William S. Kroger, M.D., and S. Charles Freed, M.D. Price, $8. Pp. 503. W. B. Saunders Company, 218 W. Washington Sq., Philadelphia 5, 1951.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1952;89(1):169. doi:10.1001/archinte.1952.00240010179028

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This comprehensive volume really deals with the psychiatric problems originating in or bound up with gynecological disturbances. It represents intensive study, is well documented, and covers a wide range of subject matter. Beginning with the psychiatry of the maternal-fetal relationship, one is carried on through adolescence, the disturbances of menstruation, pregnancy, etc. There is a good deal of the usual esoteric jargon of the professional psychiatrist, which the reviewer finds at times difficult to follow. However, there is much that makes sense in this excellent volume which should undoubtedly be on the desk of every gynecologist and obstetrician, as well as general physician.

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