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June 20, 1977

Office Gynecology

JAMA. 1977;237(25):2757-2758. doi:10.1001/jama.1977.03270520067036

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This attractive and affordable book should be of interest to anyone responsible for the health care of women. It embraces a wide spectrum of readers, from seasoned practitioners to medical students, and includes an enlarging group of gynecologists whose medical interests are, for the most part, confined to an office practice. The book provides a ready source of authoritative, current information about frequent gynecologic office problems. Many of these problems do not and should not reach the operating room.

Chapter topics are important and relevant, and the contributors are well known in their areas of special interest. Although some of the concepts and treatments recommended are predictably controversial, the authors often present various sides of a question and proceed to defend logically a particular point of view by drawing on their individual expertise and considerable experience. For example, while Morris favors placing the colposcope in a community dysplasia clinic, Townsend