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Columbia Univ., New York City. Clinical text stressing practical approaches to diagnosis and treatment. For the physician in training and the graduate clinician. 31 U.S. contributors. Previous edition: c1991. DNLM: Reproduction.
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The contributors represent the specialties of reproductive endocrinology, infertility research, and obstetrics and gynecology. All are from U.S. universities and medical centers, including USC, Univ of Chicago, and Columbia.
From Doody Review Services
Reviewer: David P. Cohen, MD (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Description: This textbook of infertility is divided into four sections: normal endocrinology, abnormal endocrinology, infertility, and contraception. The chapters have been written by authors well respected in their fields.
Purpose: The book was written with the aim of providing current and practical approaches for patient management. Although there are other textbooks written with this intent, this textbook offers clearly written, concise, and up-to-date information.
Audience: The book is intended for physicians in training as well as practicing clinicians. It is an excellent text for fellows in reproductive endocrinology, practicing reproductive endocrinologists, and laboratory personnel in assisted reproductive technologies. It is a bit too detailed, and at times confusing, however, for the general obstetrician/gynecologist. The authors are all credible authorities, and in some cases, are of international repute.
Features: The least attractive feature of the text is its presentation. Although there are excellent black-and-white illustrations, the book would benefit from color pictures and better quality paper and binding. The reference list is extensive and up-to-date, and the chapters are well organized and indexed.
Assessment: This book would be a wonderful addition to any academic library. It is an excellent reference work for reproductive endocrinology fellows and laboratory personnel. With its new chapters, the fourth edition is a needed addition to the literature on infertility, contraception, andreproductive endocrinology.
The fourth edition has lost an editor<-->the late Val Davajan, whose
cost containment and patient convenience philosophy is a continuing
influence<-->and has gained several chapters by outside faculty, providing
new information in areas such as hormone action, the ovary, the endometrium,
molecular genetics, and endometriosis. Although discussions of basic physiology
and pathophysiology are included, the emphasis is on practical approaches to
diagnosis and treatment. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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