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July 25, 1953

Women Are My Problem: The Autobiography of an Obstetrician and Gynecologist.

JAMA. 1953;152(13):1287. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.03690130103054

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The first part of this book is devoted to the life history of the author's family. It is human, interesting, and a tribute to the author's parents, who prepared him for his future and gave him his ideals. The latter part of the book deals chiefly with Bubis' hard struggle to have obstetricians and gynecologists accept his ideas about immediate postpartum repair of lacerations. R. S. Kline and Bubis coined the term puerperal gynecology for this type of surgery, which the medical profession has been slow to accept. Bubis wrote a book on the subject, and only about half of the first edition of a thousand copies was sold; however, he has the satisfaction of having a recent chairman of the Section of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the American Medical Association devote his address to puerperal gynecology. The book is ably written with sincerity and in places with pugnacity. Since

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