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September 22, 1951

DeLee's Obstetrics for Nurses

JAMA. 1951;147(4):355. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670210067034

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This is a well-organized, well-integrated, and beautifully written textbook of obstetrics for nurses. Eminent in their own fields, the authors have recognized essential facts and procedures for nurses, presenting them in concise form with an added pleasant readableness. Obstetrics and obstetric nursing is a vast field with ever-broadening horizons. The quality of this book is greatly enhanced by the artful presentation of recent advances in the immediate and allied spheres by contributing authors proficient and practiced in their subjects.

Particularly gratifying are the chapters on community aspects of maternal and infant care, home nursing, and the emotional aspects of pregnancy. The nurse's role is a signal one in the area of prenatal care, the greatest contributing factor in the reduction of maternal and infant morbidity and mortality rates. The marked advances in these phases engender interest and competence in the nurse, and, therefore, serenity and confidence in the patient and

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