MenorrhagiaBMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7249.1609 (Published 10 June 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1609
- M A Lumsden, senior lecturer, department of obstetrics and gynaecology
- Queen Mother's Hospital, Glasgow
Eds Shirish S Sheth, Christopher Sutton
Isis Medical Media, £84.95, pp 362
ISBN 1 899066 93 4
Menorrhagia is a topic of considerable importance to both women and their gynaecologists. It is a common complaint which causes women to attend their general practitioner and, after they have reached a gynaecologist, is often treated by major surgery. It is thus a topic which is worthy of an in-depth text.
Menorrhagia is indeed comprehensive, covering all aspects of the subject in considerable depth and including some rather peripheral issues. The contributions are made by experts in the field, but, as this is constantly changing, some information is inevitably out of date already. The book is put together as separate chapters, and experts in the same subject are not necessarily included in the same section as would normally be the case. This makes the book difficult to work through as there seems to be no particular reason for its layout. The different chapters contrast considerably in style and content, reflecting the different approaches of those with particular medical or surgical expertise and of those from different sides of the Atlantic. On reading this book, I think I learnt as much about how gynaecology is practised in the United …