on 25 April 2012
This text was written by a number of authors, and the quality across chapters is highly variable. More than one chapter reads as if the author were paid by the word: topics that should have been covered in a paragraph were covered in a page. It is not all rubbish, but it is also not a good text for exam preparation. Impey and Child's Obs & Gyne (which I bought to replace ten teachers) is more succinct, and much better.
on 14 July 2013
The Ten Teachers pair of books covering Obstetrics & Gynaecology now in their 19th edition have proved to be one of the most popular and authoritative texts covering this specialty for the past 94 years under this & their previous name.
All students can as such rest assured that the quality of the information contained within these texts is to the highest level & of relevance to the medical student audience. This edition was published in 2011 so is still relatively up-to-date in the knowledge it contains & the current medical practice it portrays. The layout of the text is certainly catered for the medical student and it covers all of the topics that you would be expected to know for your medical school exams.
That said, I would hold that the more recently released Obstetrics & Gynaecology title by Impey is more suitable for the medical student on a PBL course as it contains more useful diagrams, summary boxes at the end of each chapter and the layout of the text is suitable for those who follow acronyms such as DECAMP.
In conclusion if you are looking for a high quality text that covers Obstetrics & are happy to purchase this book along with the sister publication `Gynaecology by 10 teachers' then this title certainly should be considered. The addition advantage of the use of these two book is that they now include a 3rd separate title that provides the reader with a whole host of questions based on the content in these titles to allow you to prepare for exams.
Competing Interests: Student Reviewer - Received Gratis Copy of this Title