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February 24, 1940

Practical Obstetrics

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By P. Brooke Bland, M.D., Consulting Obstetrician, Jefferson Medical College Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa., and Thaddeus L. Montgomery, M.D., Clinical Professor of Obstetrics, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pa. Third edition. Cloth. Price, $8. Pp. 877, with 529 illustrations. Philadelphia: F. A. Davis Company, 1939.

JAMA. 1940;114(8):684. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810080056035

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A critical review of the previous edition of this book was published in The Journal Feb. 2, 1935. In rewriting and revising the book for the present edition, the authors gave consideration to some of the points mentioned in the previous review. In this revision, particular attention has been given to the chapters on toxemias of pregnancy, endocrine physiology, obstetric anesthesia and the treatment of the newborn. This edition contains 502 engravings, including twenty-seven colored plates, whereas the second edition contained twenty-one colored plates. The illustrations in general are good. As the book is intended primarily for students, the authors have kept in mind brevity and directness. That the text has been brought abreast of the time is shown in the chapter on the treatment of puerperal complications by means of sulfanilamide, which the authors say is of value in septic puerperal complications when infection is due to the streptococcus;

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