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January 17, 1966


JAMA. 1966;195(3):231-232. doi:10.1001/jama.1966.03100030125049

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This new textbook does not differ greatly from others on the same subject. It begins with anatomy and embryology, continues with physiology, functional disturbances, organic disorders, and tumors of the genitalia, and closes with chapters on urology related to gynecology and obstetrics, radiation therapy, and preoperative and postoperative care.

Most of the chapters are written with an excellence which would be expected from the eminent group of contributing authors. However, for a satisfactory student's text some of the discussions seem too short and others too long. For example, dermoid cysts of the ovary are covered in half a page, whereas five pages are used to discuss male factors in infertility, and intersexuality is given as much space as is uterine myomas.

A multiple-authored text benefits greatly from having experts write about their fields of interest, but sometimes a subject is lost between authors. In this book, although the Stein-Leventhal syndrome

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