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May 15, 1967

Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

JAMA. 1967;200(7):652. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03120200130041

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This excellent monograph presents the clinical and laboratory experience of a gynecologist and a pediatrician in a field which all too frequently gets lost somewhere between these two disciplines. It will serve, therefore, a most useful function, not only because it fills this gap, but also because the wide experience and numerous contributions of the senior author in intersex problems and their attendant endocrinologic and cytogenetic disturbances is judiciously balanced by the pediatric approach of the second author.

The book starts with sections on embryology and reproductive physiology to furnish a scientific framework upon which the clinical presentation may rest. Other sections discuss anomalies, infections, tumors, and endocrine disorders.

The authors present the reproductive physiology in this age group in brief fashion, except for the section on the menarche, which is more complete. The sections on infections and tumors are also restricted by the meagerness of knowledge in