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Dewhurst's Textbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 7th Edition

Dewhurst's Textbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 7th Edition

Keith Edmonds (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-75333-0 April 2008 Wiley-Blackwell 736 Pages




This time honoured classic has been re-built completely: after six editions the editor has decided that a radical revision is necessary. The new edition has been developed as a result of intensive consultation with trainees in OB/GYN as to what they want, what they need and how they learn.

The book is organised into two halves covering obstetrics and gynaecology. Within each, the chapters are structured into sections containing pedagogic features such as boxes, highlights and key points for the first time. It contains everything the clinician needs to practice the art of obstetrics and gynaecology and sufficient information to help sub-specialists develop their specific interests. This text is recommended reading for the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology membership examination.

This seventh edition contains 21 new chapters:

  • Anatomy of the Pelvis and Reproductive Tract

  • Placenta and Fetal Membranes

  • Antenatal Care

  • Anaesthesia and Analgesia

  • Recurrent Miscarriage

  • Ectopic Pregnancy

  • Trophoblastic Disease

  • Genetics and Prenatal Diagnosis

  • Drugs and Pregnancy

  • Obstetric Emergencies

  • Prolonged Pregnancy

  • Renal Disease

  • Termination of Pregnancy

  • Imaging in Gynaecology

  • PMS

  • Assisted Reproduction

  • Hysteroscopy and Laparoscopy

  • Sexual Dysfunction

  • Psychological Aspects of Pregnancy

  • Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault - now on MRCOG curriculum

  • Ethical Dilemmas

This seventh edition has been significantly updated with a wide range of internationally renowned contributors who are all experts in their field, bringing this book to the cutting edge of knowledge in obstetrics and gynaecology.

"It was my favourite textbook when I was working for my examinations and I am still using it. I can recommend this edition to current trainees wholeheartedly. It is certainly worth buying." Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

1 Clinical anatomy of the pelvis and reproductive tract.

Alan Farthing.

2 Maternal physiology.

Fiona Broughton-Pipkin.

3 The placenta and fetal membranes.

Berthold Huppertz and John C.P. Kingdom.

4 Normal fetal growth.

Jason Gardosi.

5 Pre-conception counselling.

Andrew McCarthy.

6 Antenatal care.

Timothy G. Overton.

7 Normal labour.

A.A. Calder.

8 Fetal monitoring during labour.

James A. Low.

9 Analgesia and anaesthesia.

John A. Crowhurst.

10 Puerperium and lactation.

D. Keith Edmonds.

11 Neonatal care for obstetricians.

M.A. Thomson and A.D. Edwards.

12 Spontaneous miscarriage.

Joanne Topping and Roy G. Farquarson.

13 Recurrent miscarriage.

Raj Rai.

14 Ectopic pregnancy.

Davor Jurkovic.

15 Trophoblast disease.

Philip Savage and Michael Seckl.

16 Prenatal diagnosis and genetics.

Sailesh Kumar.

17 Fetal medicine in clinical practice.

R.C. Wimalasundera.

18 Obstetric emergencies.

Sara Paterson-Brown.

19 Disorders of fetal growth and assessment of fetal well-being.

G.C.S. Smith and C.C. Lees.

20 Multiple pregnancy.

Nicholas M. Fisk.

21 Preterm labour.

Phillip Bennett.

22 Prolonged pregnancy.

Patricia Crowley.

23 Induction and augmentation of labour.

G. Justus Hofmeyr.

24 Malpresentation, malposition, cephalopelvic disproportion and obstetric procedures.

S. Arulkumaran.

25 Hypertensive disorders.

Andrew Shennan.

26 Heart disease in pregnancy.

Catherine Nelson-Piercy.

27 Diabetes and endocrine disease in pregnancy.

Anne Dornhorst and Catherine Williamson.

28 Renal disease.

John Davison.

29 Haematological problems in pregnancy.

P. Clark, A.J. Thomson and I.A. Greer.

30 Miscellaneous medical disorders.

Andrew McCarthy.

31 Obstetric statistics.

Jim G. Thornton.

32 Contraception.

Anna Glasier.

33 Termination of pregnancy.

Gillian Flett and Allan Templeton.

34 Normal and abnormal development of the genital tract.

D. Keith Edmonds.

35 The menstrual cycle.

William L. Ledger.

36 The role of ultrasound in gynaecology.

Joanne Topping.

37 Gynaecological disorders of childhood and adolescence.

D. Keith Edmonds.

38 Primary amenorrhoea.

D. Keith Edmonds.

39 Polycystic ovary syndrome and secondary amenorrhoea.

Adam H. Balen.

40 Menstrual problems: menorrhagia and primary dysmenorrhagia.

Margaret C.P. Rees.

41 Premenstrual syndrome.

P.M.S. O’Brien.

42 Pelvic infection.

Jonathan D.C. Ross and Peter Stewart.

43 Chronic pelvic pain.

R. William Stones.

44 Endometriosis.

Stephen Kennedy and Philippe Koninckx.

45 Infertility.

Siladitya Bhattacharya.

46 Assisted reproduction.


47 Menopause and the postmenopausal woman.

Nick Panay.

48 Pelvic floor dysfunction I: uterovaginal prolapse.

Anthony R.B. Smith.

49 Urinary incontinence.

D. Robinson and L. Cardozo.

50 Hysteroscopy and laparoscopy.

Adam Magos.

51 Benign disease of the vulva.

Richard Staughton.

52 Malignant disease of the vulva and the vagina.

David M. Luesley.

53 Benign diseases of the vagina, cervix and ovary.

D. Keith Edmonds.

54 Premalignant and malignant disease of the cervix.

Mahmood I. Shafi.

55 Epithelial ovarian cancer.

Hani Gabra.

56 Benign disease of the uterus.

Mary Ann Lumsden.

57 Cancer of the uterine corpus.

Henry C. Kitchener.

58 Sexual dysfunction.

Fran Reader.

59 Ethical dilemmas in obstetrics and gynaecology.

Gordon M. Stirrat.

60 The law and the obstetrician and gynaecologist.

Bertie Leigh.

61 Domestic violence and sexual assault.

Maureen Dalton.


"It was my favourite textbook when I was working for my examinations and I am still using it. I can recommend this edition to current trainees wholeheartedly. It is certainly worth buying." Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

"...should be part of every postgraduates library"
British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

“Good, brief summary…It can provide an overview for trainees or individuals outside the field. This edition has made an effort to keep the information current.”
Doody's Review Service

  • Well-loved classic textbook

  • Recommended reading for the UK MRCOG examination

  • Completely revised using extensive reader feedback

  • New and improved page design aids learning

  • Reference highlights and key points throughout

  • Many new international authors for this edition

  • 21 new chapters on topics including domestic violence, imaging and sexual dysfunction

  • Statistics chapter has been enlivened, telling a story, making learning easier