The second edition of this excellent book is indeed welcome at this time. The introduction of the first edition provided students and practitioners with an authoritative textbook on gynecologic and obstetric pathology which has had wide acclaim. The author has worked and taught in this special field throughout his professional career. His wide experience and the abundance of material available in his laboratory are manifested in the contents of this volume. Furthermore, he has the rare ability of telling his story in simple, concise and clear language, which adds considerably to the value of this textbook. The present edition has more than a hundred new illustrations, many colored, which add much to the descriptions. The text and references have been brought up to date. This edition, like its predecessor, can be recommended to students and practitioners interested in gynecologic and obstetric pathology.