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December 17, 1982

Modern Concepts of Gynecologic Oncology

JAMA. 1982;248(23):3181-3182. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03330230079048

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Modern Concepts of Gynecologic Oncology will no doubt rank well among the many new publications in the field. Its contents include solid basic information about the diseases involved and the skills required for the practice of this specialty. Drs van Nagell and Barber have edited a textbook that can be highly recommended to gynecologic oncologists, medical oncologists, gynecologic pathologists, and any others who have particular interest in malignant disease of the female genital tract.

The format of the textbook follows conventional design, providing a framework of chapters that cover each organ site along with special chapters on critically ill patients, chemotherapy, infections, nutrition, and immunology.

The strength of the book is derived from the extensive clinical experience of the editing authors. Dr Barber, who contributes more than half of the chapters, is a prolific author and contributor to scientific literature. His experience with publications produces a smoothly flowing and easily