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June 29, 1940

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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By the Departmental Staff of the University of Chicago and Other Contributors. Edited by Fred L. Adair, M.A., M.D., F.A.C.S., Mary Campau Ryerson Professor and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, in the University of Chicago, Chicago. Volumes I and II. Cloth. Price, $20 per set. Pp. 1,000, with 373 illustrations; 1,031, with 314 illustrations. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1940.

JAMA. 1940;114(26):2588-2589. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810260074023

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The two volumes prepared by Dr. Adair and the other members of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Chicago are the culmination of an enormous task. The editor states that this book "is not intended to be a work of reference but it is primarily designed for the medical student and the practitioner of obstetrics and gynecology." The inclusion of a large amount of historical data, numerous charts and tables and a huge amount of statistical information indicates that this book does serve as a reference book as well as a text-book. In chapter x, which contains thirty-three pages, there are twenty-four statistical tables and ten statistical charts. In addition to brief historical introductions in many chapters there is a history of maternal care which occupies twenty-three pages and a history and development of gynecology which takes up nine pages.

The allotment of space to the

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