This little volume is well named, for it supplies in a handy and concise form the basic information which is required to deal with ordinary gynecologic problems. The material is handled in orderly fashion, beginning with anatomy and physiology and ending with medicolegal points. It is unlikely that exception will be taken to the text, but here and there one may pick out regrettable omissions. Penicillin is not listed in the index; the use of basal temperature graphs is not mentioned in the section on sterility. The Crossen books have always been famous for their illustrations, and this volume maintains the tradition. It should be useful to the general practitioner and to the medical student beginning his work in the gynecologic clinic.