The 18th Edition of this classic, world renowned textbook, which together with Ten Teachers in Obstetrics, provides comprehensive coverage of this important specialty for undergraduates and beyond. With Ash Monga now as leading Editor, and a largely new team of contributing authors, this newedition builds on the book's strengths, combining authoritative detail with a clear guide to essential knowledge, while incorporating the latest advances in the field. Great care will be taken to ensure structure, style and level of detail are consistent across both volumes providing thereassurance students require that they need go no further than this text. Where appropriate, chapters will be structured according to a consistent format (Overview, Definition, Prevalence, Etiology, Clinical features, Differential diagnosis, Investigations, Treatment, Key points, New developments, references), and illustrative case histories with 'Discussion points' will be provided throughout. In line with new curricula biomedical science underpinnings will be integrated within clinically orientated chapters.