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The reviewer of these 2 volumes faces a difficult task, since there is no comparable work now available in the same area of writing. Thirty years ago, the young postgraduate starting a career devoted to endocrinology of the reproductive tract might have been assigned as required reading E. Allen's Sex and Internal Secretions. It is probable that the 1,200 pages that make up the present 2 volumes on the ovary will fulfill a similar role for at least the next 25 years.
There are 11 chapters in the 619 pages of the first volume; 23 chapters make up the 600 pages of the second. It is inevitable that there should be some overlapping of subject matter, but this has the distinct advantage that each author presents his own point of view. In the first volume, one passes from a treatment of Ovarian Structure through the invertebrate cycle in the first
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