June 28, 1924

Obstetrics for Nurses.

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By Joseph B. DeLee, A.M., M.D., Professor of Obstetrics at the Northwestern University Medical School. Seventh edition. Cloth. Price, $3. Pp. 621, with 274 illustrations. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1924.

JAMA. 1924;82(26):2141-2142. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02650520047031

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Since the appearance of the first edition of this book, almost two years ago, it has been thoroughly revised and completely reset, so that the seventh edition is quite up to date and represents essentially a new book. In its scope, this volume is the most comprehensive of all the textbooks on obstetrics for nurses. No doubt, many will question whether or not a nurse actually requires all the facts of anatomy and physiology that are here included. However, the individual instructor, having all the material available, may well select for study by the nurses only those portions which he, himself, believes are necessary. In our previous review of this book, attention was called to certain difficulties of English construction. Similar difficulties still remain, although the large majority of sentences are easily understandable. For example, the following sentence (page 71) might easily bear revision: "If one observes a labor critically,

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