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10th edition. Thomas H Shepard. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press. 2001. ISBN 0-8018-6722-3.
This book is a cornucopia of information about potential or proven teratogenic effects of drugs and other agents. It is not only a delight for aficionados of catalogues, but also an essential addition to the library of all clinicians who deal with would be or pregnant mothers, management of illness in pregnancy, and the management of children with congenital disorders. Although the major emphasis is on pharmaceutical agents, some herbal remedies are also included, as are recreational drugs, viral infections, maternal illnesses, environmental chemicals, radiation and radioactive chemicals, and some genes. The book sets out to answer the question, “Does this agent …