December 6, 1958

Human Parturition: Normal and Abnormal Labor

JAMA. 1958;168(14):1952. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.03000140114038

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This book is an excellent contribution to one area of obstetrics, namely, labor. It deals with normal and abnormal labor in a concise, clear, and interesting manner. Much time, effort, and research went into the preparation of this volume. Many of its contents are in outline form, easy to understand and to follow, with frequent and excellent illustrations, many of them pen and ink drawings which are unusually attractive. Basic factors and mechanisms involved in human parturition are clearly delineated. This is followed by a description and visual portrayal of abnormal labor and a discussion of complications. This holds the reader's interest throughout. This book should be of great value to the student, general practitioner, and specialist

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