In 1984 I reviewed the first edition of Principles and Practices of Clinical Gynecology, edited by Kase and Weingold. I believed then that it was an excellent textbook, ideal for the student, resident, and attending physician.
After reviewing this second edition, I think that excellence has not only been maintained but updated, because all of the important advances in gynecology have been included. The book can serve as a single reference for all who provide health care for women.
The senior editors have been joined by David M. Gershenson. There were 22 authors in the first edition, and now there are 38. The section on "Women in Modern Society" has retained two of the four previous contributors: Angela Holder from Yale on "Legal Issues in Gynecology" and Mary Jane Menkin, also from Yale, on "Obstetrics and Rape." Chapters on "Femaleness" and "Sexuality" have departed.
"Risk Management" by Marvin Fogel is new.