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November 14, 1977

Gynecology: Essentials of Clinical Practice

JAMA. 1977;238(20):2196. doi:10.1001/jama.1977.03280210088036

The third edition of this now classic text is like an old hat with a new ribbon; it is just as comfortable as ever, but its face-lifting reflects the times. The chapters have been revised, and a new chapter on breast disease has been added. The objective, as stated by the author originally and restated with this new edition, is to present a concise yet comprehensive and up-to-date volume covering the fundamentals of clinical gynecology. Although comprehensive and concise are not always consistent, Thomas Green makes the reader completely comfortable as he discusses many of the more complex aspects of the clinical specialty. The sensation, as I read this text, was that the author was at my shoulder taking me through the clinical aspects of the care of gynecological patients. His enthusiasm pervades the entire text and envelopes the reader.

I would like all our students to read the first