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June 1, 1929

Ante-Natal Care: A Practical Handbook of Ante-Natal Care and of the Abnormalities Associated with Pregnancy.

JAMA. 1929;92(22):1886. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02700480076035

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The importance of adequate antenatal supervision is being recognized more and more. In the United States this branch of obstetrics has been repeatedly emphasized for many years by all the teachers of obstetrics. In England, on the other hand, prenatal care has been extensively considered only during the last few years, in spite of the fact that J. W. Ballantyne was one of the early pioneers in the movement for antenatal care. It is therefore gratifying to see this book emanate from the Edinburgh school with which Ballantyne was connected for many years. The book contains much helpful information. The authors take up the diagnosis and hygiene of pregnancy, the examination of patients, and the diagnosis and treatment of numerous complications of pregnancy. A special chapter is devoted to pain, and another to venereal diseases during pregnancy. Unfortunately there is not a single illustration in the book other than a

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