This excellent, comprehensive book can serve as a model argument for the special-interest monograph. It begins with an effective review of the history of the subject and has detailed chapters on embryology and anomalies, and on anatomy. The functional aspects of the tube are well selected from the vast body of literature on fertilization. The chapters on specific disease classes consider suppurative and granulomatous salpingitis, including tuberculosis, tubal pregnancy, benign tumors, malignant tumors, factors in tubal infertility and, particularly useful and important, a discussion of tubal ligation. As a resource on tubal ligation, the chapter should be read by every gynecologist in America. Especially well described is the interesting problem of tubo-ovarian malignancies, with the seemingly peculiar finding of isolated, probably nonmetastatic lesions in the tube, and less often in the endometrium, in cases of papillary neoplasma of the ovary.
References are well chosen and reasonably complete; many recent papers