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November 2, 1935

Obstetrics for the General Practitioner

JAMA. 1935;105(18):1457. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760440067029

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Abstract

The author has developed a small book on obstetrics for the general practitioner. It is brief but not in compendium or notebook style. The book is divided into twenty chapters, which are in logical sequence. For ready reference each chapter in turn is broken up by the conventional headings of etiology, pathology, symptoms, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment. This orderly arrangement contributes materially to the usefulness of the work. There is an especially well chosen group of illustrations, lent by Dr. J. B. De Lee from his textbook.

The chapter on the management of labor is one of the most practical; the one on hydatidiform mole and chorionepithelioma is completely covered from a scientific standpoint but with brevity and clarity; the chapter on placenta praevia is particularly well written and an excellent guide in this dangerous situation.

Greenhill must have debated long with himself before deciding to include a chapter and

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