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June 9, 1923

Obstetrics for Nurses.

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By Everett Dudley Plass, M.D., Obstetrician-in-Chief, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit. Cloth. Price, $3.50. Pp. 410, with 162 illustrations. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1922.

JAMA. 1923;80(23):1718-1719. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02640500060036

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This is an admirably concise textbook. The author frankly states that association with his former chief, J. Whitridge Williams, has been of signal value in the preparation of his work; the text and illustrations clearly reflect this valuable impress on his mind and the product of his endeavor. And in no manner does this detract from the value of the book; in fact, this influence of his teacher enhances the worth of the volume. Obstetricians will be pleased with the clearness of presentation of the subjects discussed: from beginning to end it appeals to one as a real contribution to obstetrics, and is what the older authors were wont to call a hand book. The title of the book shows that it was intended for nurses, but its general scope suggests that it might more aptly be dedicated to medical students: perhaps it does not cover in detail all that

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