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February 3, 1940

Pictorial Midwifery: An Atlas of Midwifery for Pupil Midwives

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By Sir Comyns Berkeley, M.A., M.C., M.D., Consulting Obstetric and Gynæcological Surgeon to the Middlesex Hospital, London. Third edition. Cloth. Price, $3. Pp. 166, with 245 illustrations. Baltimore: William Wood & Company, 1939.

JAMA. 1940;114(5):434. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810050054026

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Abstract

For many years Sir Comyns Berkeley has been a stimulating contributor, both journalistic and textual, to obstetric and gynecologic literature. His numerous articles are always genuinely informative and widely read. His textbooks on obstetrics and gynecology are looked on as standard works both in his country and abroad, as for example his well known volume entitled "Obstetrics by Ten Teachers," now in its seventh edition, 1938, and his equally well known textbook "Diseases of Women," sixth edition, 1937. It has been said that the supreme test of an author's art may be estimated in a study of his revisions, and Sir Berkeley's skill in this regard is amply demonstrated in the present edition of his deservedly popular work for midwives and pupils of midwifery. In this edition the author, as stated in the preface, has in many places revised the material and rewritten it completely in others. The book has

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