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August 3, 1940

The Management of Obstetric Difficulties

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By Paul Titus, M.D., Obstetrician and Gynecologist to The St. Margaret Memorial Hospital, Pittsburgh. Second edition. Cloth. Price, $10. Pp. 968, with 373 illustrations, St. Louis: C. V. Mosby Company, 1940.

JAMA. 1940;115(5):407-408. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810310065024

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It seems odd that a book devoted exclusively to obstetric difficulties should occupy as many pages as most standard textbooks of obstetrics, which contain both normal and abnormal obstetrics. Yet a careful study of this book reveals that Titus has closely adhered to his theme. One may question only whether the subject of sterility, which occupies seventy-seven pages, and the treatment of the cervix by electrical apparatus in the nonpregnant woman properly belong in a book on obstetric difficulties. The author himself is aware of this question, because in the preface he says "Obstetrics and gynecology interlock so closely that there is ample reason for including chapters on pelvic floor damage, postpartum uterine misplacements and their treatment, tumor growths complicating pregnancy, ectopic pregnancy, electrovaginal coagulation and conization for postpartum cervicitis, as well as sterility and its treatment." The book is based on the author's extensive experience both as a clinician

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