A widow from the village offered Thoreau a minor furnishing for his dwelling near Waldon pond. He refused, saying, "It is best to avoid the beginnings of evil." Critics tempted to review books written by their friends, as well as many who are tempted to write books or chapters in books, should heed this advice.
This text, written for the physician interested in gynecologic endocrinology, contains 32 chapters contributed by 36 authors. The chapters are organized into eight sections. The first concerns the pituitary, the hypothalamus, and control mechanisms. There are good chapters on releasing factors and feedback relationships, but