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RSCI Reading List Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Core Student Textbooks

1. Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

James Drife and Brian Magowan
This new textbook, presented in the style of Kumar and Clark's Clinical Medicine,
offers students a fresh and forward-looking approach. Early chapters explore
reproductive health care in the context of different cultures, religions and attitudes,
and detail up-to-date information on the changing fields of clinical genetics and
embryology. The application of statistics, so vital for evidence-based practice, also
receives prominence.

2. Llewellyn-Jones Fundamentals of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (8th edition)

Jeremy Oats and Suzanne Abraham
Mosby 0-7234-3329-1 364 pages 2004 €42.00
A colourful, well-illustrated textbook of obstetrics and gynaecology that combines
clear writing and excellent presentation with the latest advances in the
management of normal and abnormal pregnancy and gynaecological disorders and
their treatment. A hallmark of the book is its sympathetic approach to the needs of
the woman, which is nevertheless combined with an equally strong dedication to
including the latest important scientific advances in the field.

3. Obstetrics Illustrated (6th edition)

Kevin P Hanretty
Mosby 0-7234-3329-1 364 pages 2004 : €50.30
A clear, very visual textbook of obstetrics for medical students and midwives that
includes background anatomy and physiology as well as a clear account of
standard obstetric practice.

4. Gynaecology Illustrated (5th edition)

DM Hart and J Norman
Churchill 0-443-06198-X 444 pages 2000
This new edition stresses what is important and relevant in contemporary
gynaecology and the emphasis on visual presentation, where possible, has been

5. Essential Obstetrics and Gynaecology (4th edition)

E Malcolm Symonds and Ian M Symonds
Churchill 0-443-07147-0 394 pages 2003 €43.50
A concise, attractive textbook of obstetrics and gynaecology written primarily for
undergraduate medical students that presents all the essential information on this
speciality in an interesting and digestible way, by means of succinctly written text
and a variety of helpful boxes, 'tips' and illustration
6. Obstetrics and Gynaecology (2nd edition)
Lawrence Impey
Blackwell 1-4051-0721-9 280 pages 2004 €36.40
This book has established itself as a key textbook and a classic favourite for
medical students. The opening sections incorporate the relevant basic science,
history and examination, investigations and diagnosis, as well as common
diseases, abnormalities, and complications in gynaecology and obstetrics
respectively. These are supported by two unique separate sections on gynaecology
and obstetrics management, which are tailored to help students revise for exams,
especially OSCE's.

7. Obstetrics by Ten Teachers (17th edition)

S Campbell and C Lees
Arnold 0-340-71986-9 374 pages 2000 €26.25
A new edition is in preparation for 2006.

This new edition integrates basic clinical sciences with clinical material to aid the
thorough understanding of the underlying disease processes essential for

8. Gynaecology by Ten Teachers (17th edition)

S Campbell and A Monga
Arnold 0-340-71987-7 280 pages 2000 €26.10

Please note that this book is not currently available. A new edition is in
preparation for 2006.

The new edition of this book due early next year integrates basic clinical sciences
with clinical material to aid the thorough understanding of the underlying disease
processes essential for undergraduates
Reference Books

1. High Risk Pregnancy - Management Options (2nd edition)

David K James, Philip J Steer, Carl P Weiner and Bernard Gonik

2. Williams Obstetrics (22nd Edition)

F. Gary Cunningham, Kenneth J. Leveno, Steven L. Bloom, John C. Hauth, Larry
C. Gilstrap III and Katherine D. Wenstrom

3. Turnbull’s Obstetrics (3rd edition)

G Chamberlain and P Steer

4. Gynaecology (3rd edition)

RW Shaw, WP Soutter and SL Stanton

5. Shaw’s Textbook of Operative Gynaecology (6th edition)

CN Hudson and ME Setchell

6. Dewhurst’s Textbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology for Postgraduates

(6th edition)
D Keith Edmonds

7. Why Mothers Die 2000–2002 - The Sixth Report of Confidential Enquiries

into Maternal Deaths in the United Kingdom