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January 2, 1954

The Obstetrical Forceps

JAMA. 1954;154(1):99. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02940350101048

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This is the most recent addition to the obstetric-gynecologic contributions in the American Lecture Series. It does not report original contributions nor is there any evaluation of results. It is the sort of presentation that one might use to supplement a demonstration with an obstetric manikin or might make available to an intern for his clinical guidance. The use of all of the general types of obstetric forceps is discussed with detailed attention to the author's conclusions as to indications and application. It is in this particular field that the best portions of the book are found. There is a short chapter on fetal damage from forceps. The volume is printed on glossy paper and is satisfactorily illustrated with somewhat schematic drawings and with photographs. There is a subject index and a sketchy bibliography.

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