The first two chapters of this book are entitled "Hypothalimo-Pituitary-Ovarian Axis" and "Pharmacology and Physiology of Hormones." These sections constitute one fifth of the book. They represent a worthwhile introduction to gynecologic endocrinology for medical students, house staff, or physicians in practice. Menstrual disorders, abnormalities of sexual development, fertility, diabetes, and laboratory tests are discussed in the remainder of the book which is directed toward the needs of the clinician in managing patients.
The clinical sections vary in quality; the contribution of Kase and Buxton on gonadotropins in the treatment of ovulation is particularly well done. The general emphasis of the text toward practical application is best illustrated by the brief section on virilism in women written by the editor; Gold was careful to omit an enormous amount of clinically unhelpful material which is known about this subject. On the other hand, the section on polycystic ovaries is long and