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In this book, Dr. Reis and his associates report their experiences with a group of about 70 pregnant, diabetic women, with discussions of the problems involved and reference to 78 articles in this field. It may be regarded as a brief monograph emphasizing a conservative point of view with regard to the obstetric handling of such patients and, unfortunately, not including a discussion of the most recent experiences of the group who have had the largest experience in this particular field. The format is attractive, and the book is well printed; however, it lacks illustrations, tabular material, and, particularly, obstetric details.
The authors classify diabetes into mild, moderate, and severe types; however, it is not evident that any special classification of their obstetric patients has been made. Today, there is a classification of the pregnant, diabetic patient under six headings, A to F; this system has been applied to several
Diabetes and Pregnancy.. JAMA. 1952;150(9):957. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.03680090121033