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May 11, 1963

Psychosomatic obstetrics, gynecology and endocrinology, including diseases of metabolism.

JAMA. 1963;184(6):520. doi:10.1001/jama.1963.03700190138039

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The 66 papers which comprise this volume were presented in a symposium sponsored by the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine. They were written by 75 authors, of whom 27 are obstetrician-gynecologists, 22 are psychiatrists, 11 are internists, and 15 are in other medical or allied fields. The collection serves the worthwhile purpose of presenting the ideas of a large group of earnestly dedicated workers who are sincerely trying to focus the attention of the medical public on the importance of emotional conflicts in the etiology of obstetrical, gynecological, and endocrine disorders. Their material and the lucid way most of it is presented cannot but help them toward their objective.

The editor states that the purpose of the book is to orient the gynecologist of tomorrow to a comprehensive approach. It is to be hoped that tomorrow's gynecologist will, as Menninger says, "be as well grounded in the anatomy, physiology and pathology

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