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November 7, 1977

Pathology in Gynecology and Obstetrics

JAMA. 1977;238(19):2074. doi:10.1001/jama.1977.03280200086034

This is a second edition of a book originally written in French, in 1969, by Dr Gompel and then translated by its now second author, Dr Silverberg. The main body of the volume is the work of the two listed authors, but there are three other chapters on the placenta, genetically determined sexual malformations, and cytogenetics contributed by Drs Paul Wilbur, Robert Shrikes, and Alain Verherst, respectively; they are all colleagues of the main authors. A chapter on the pathology of the breast is added because of the obvious physioanatomic changes and the frequency of discovering breast lesions in the gynecologic clinic.

The arrangements of the book are customary, with anatomic and physiological background discussions where pertinent. Each major pathological entity is prefaced by a general statement as to incidence, etiology if known, and methods of clinical diagnosis; gross and microscopic descriptions are followed by sections on treatment and prognostic