Dr. Rothenberg is a highly accredited specialist in the field and complete is not an overstatement. This is the first book since George Crile's more limited, personal and likable discussion of the breast cancer controversy (1973) and it is stringent and authoritative, in part discussion, part question-and-answer form. From childhood to menopause, from normal conditions to congenital deformities, from pregnancy to breast-feeding, from injuries to infections and diseases -- surely the coverage is exhaustive. When it comes to cancer, Rothenberg indicates the new more sophisticated methods of detection (as well as the mandatory home examinations), the types of surgery and additional treatment, and the regret that greater advances have not been made in the last 50 years against this one-in-fourteen likelihood. Between Mrs. Rockefeller and Mrs. Ford, many women have not been ""encouraged"" but forced to become more aware of the medical as well as cosmetic aspects of the breast and Dr. Rothenberg does not neglect any. His book should serve as a basic reference.