I’ve been trying to think when you’d actually need to buy this one it’s proving a bit tricky. The first part of this book covers much of the anatomy and normal physiology of the male and female reproductive systems that it would certainly help with the Life Cycle component of MB ChB. As you progress through the book, the text strays into the territory of obstetrics and gynaecology and it is this overlap of specialties that causes this book’s problems. There simply isn’t enough information to use “The Reproductive System At A Glance” as your obs and gynae text… which means you’ll need to buy an obs and gynae book… most of which cover all the basic anatomy and physiology in enough depth to get you through Life Cycle (in conjunction with your anatomy text). This means that there’s just no place for what, essentially, is a very well put together publication. Perhaps it would be worth the investment if you’re feeling particularly flush, or indeed if you could sell it on after third year but otherwise I’d save my money and buy an obs and gynae text in the third year and use it for both.
Reviewed By: Ian Anderson (19.05.2006)
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Clinical Obstetrics And Gynaecology - James Drife & Brian Magowan
Obs And Gynae At A Glance - Errol Norwitz & John Schorge
Oxford Handbook Of Obs & Gynae - S. Arulkumaran et al.