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September 6, 1947

Uterine Contractility in Pregnancy: A Study of the Contractions of Pregnancy and Labor under Normal and Experimental Conditions

JAMA. 1947;135(1):67. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02890010069039

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The reading of this volume gives one the impression that many of the chapters were written entirely separately and were later compiled to form a book. The unique use of conclusion or summary at the end of each chapter is impressive. The many tables and graphs are prima facie evidence of the author's extensive investigation of uterine contractility. The book can be recommended for one who is interested in studying the frequency and types of uterine contractions, particularly those who may be interested in the muscular behavior of the human uterus in advanced pregnancy, prodromal labor and parturition. The uterine motility is only one important factor in labor. Consequently this publication is recommended only for its merit of basic study and not for routine clinical use.

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