CONFESSIONS OF A GYNECOLOGIST by M.D. Anonymous

CONFESSIONS OF A GYNECOLOGIST

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Dr. Anonymous (he's still in practice) has dealt with questions of life and death -- actually and more gratifyingly new life -- for over 30 years and delivered 7500 babies. He's sincere, a little conservative (legalization of abortion is too easy, too simplistic -- he has a case) and this long discussion of his professional procedures and problems should be informative particularly for the less sophisticated. It's just about all here from pregnancy to delivery; from miscarriages to mongoloids; from infertility to birth control (he has some stringent recommendations here); from hospital costs to malpractice suits; and his own hard won (a handicapped child from poor farm beginnings) struggle to become a doctor. He'll even surprise you once in a while -- i.e. his system (which is not Dr. Shettles') for predetermining the sex of a baby which he claims works four times out of five. He doesn't pretend to be a writer and he bears down hard on the cliche but he's obviously a concerned and responsible doctor who has earned that ""extra dividend of satisfaction"" you get in this particular line.

Pub Date: Sept. 8th, 1972
Publisher: Doubleday