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April 12, 1965


Author Affiliations

From the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago.

JAMA. 1965;192(2):152-153. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03080150082021

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A survey of books on gynecology should emphasize significant new texts. But any such survey would be incomplete if it did not indicate the recent editions of some of the older works and mention a few of those on subjects related to gynecology.

Textbooks  The Textbook of Gynecology (L. Parsons and S. E. Sommers, Saunders, 1962, $20) is the only new general work limited to gynecology which has appeared during the past four years. The authors, one a gynecologist and the other a pathologist, have produced a readable and comprehensive coverage of their subject. The question and answer method which they use in presenting their material is awkward at times. Some readers will be disturbed by the unnecessary duplication of subject matter which adds to the volume's size. It will not compete with the less cumbersome older textbooks intended for student use but will appeal to residents and practicing gynecologists.

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