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September 16, 1922

Obstetrical Nursing.

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A Text-Book on the Nursing Care of the Expectant Mother, The Woman in Labor, The Young Mother and Her Baby. By Carolyn Conant Van Blarcom, R. N. Cloth. Price, $3. Pp. 558, with 208 illustrations. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1922.

JAMA. 1922;79(12):990. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640120064037

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Miss Van Blarcom has prepared one of the most valuable contributions on obstetric nursing that have been published in late years. In many ways it reflects the influence of the chief under whom she served at Johns Hopkins. The lucid diction, the human touch manifested in many places, and the completeness of exposition of the subject make the book not only for the nurse, as avowedly intended, but also for the physician and all those who are associated with him in the care of the mother during the expectant period, and later when her hopes have been realized. The merits of the introduction, the chapters on prenatal care and on the mental hygiene of the expectant mother, and those chapters devoted to the care of the mother and her child in sickness and in health stand out preeminently as the fruits of a wide experience, a clarity of vision, and

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