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February 12, 1938

Obstetrics for Nurses

JAMA. 1938;110(7):535. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790070059038

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The appearance of the eleventh edition of this standard textbook on obstetric nursing is evidence enough of its worth and popularity. The ever increasing interest in maternal welfare by physicians, nurses and the lay public makes this new revision timely. The material is carefully selected and arranged in a logical order. The concise and instructive manner of presentation is distinctive of the author, who has spent his lifetime in teaching obstetrics to nurses and doctors. The numerous illus- trations add to the clarity of the text. More space is devoted in this edition to the technic and principles of practice in home environment in line with the author's ideas. If one is to find fault with trivial details, one would object to the inclusion of symphysiotomy, which is an operation of only historical significance today. Furthermore, delivery in the lateral Sims position is no longer practiced in this country. The

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