Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Undergraduates in obstetrics and gynaecology have been crying out for a new textbook for years. This was one of the subjects where there was nothing that was quite suited to the needs of medical students. Books for the Diploma Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology were all words, no pictures, and a bit more than we needed to know. Others, such as Ten Teachers, did not always contain enough detail.
Then came Impey, and, in the manner of the London bus, James et al arrived at the same time. Suddenly there are two good texts for undergraduates. Impey's book is my favourite - 100 pages of gynaecology followed by 120 pages of obstetrics. All the big topics are covered systematically, and plenty of boxes provide the answer to the “five causes of vaginal discharge” type question without having to labour through the text. Each chapter ends with “at a glance”