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March 8, 1930

A Manual of Midwifery for Students and Practitioners.

JAMA. 1930;94(10):739. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02710360063029

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Eight years ago the third edition of this excellent work was reviewed. It clearly represents the Dublin method of practice. This edition is welcomed in the obstetrician's library. It has been thoroughly revised by Madill with the assistance of his associates at the Rotunda Hospital. New sections have been added on anesthesia during labor, pyelitis during pregnancy, nephritic toxemia and preeclamptic toxemia. The description of the use of pituitary extract (p. 385) which was criticized in the third edition has been modified somewhat but would still bear more emphasis on the dangers of excessive dosage in labor. Face presentation is treated as before. Eventration of the uterus after removal of the child in classic cesarean section, which is illustrated by the authors, is a more or less obsolete procedure in America. The additional handling and exposure occasioned by this maneuver is usually considered unnecessary and invites infection. The low cervical

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