October 8, 1997

Obstetrics: A Text-Book for the Use of Students and Practitioners

Author Affiliations

Allegheny University of the Health Sciences Philadelphia, Pa


by J. Whitridge Williams, 845 pp, with illus, collector's edition in slipcase, $150, ISBN 0-8385-7199-9, Stamford, Conn, Appleton & Lange, 1997.

JAMA. 1997;278(14):1202. doi:10.1001/jama.1997.03550140096054

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Williams Obstetrics, by F. Gary Cunningham, Paul C. MacDonald, Norman F. Gant, Kenneth J. Leveno, Larry C. Gilstrap III, Gary D. V. Hankins, and Steven L. Clark, 20th ed, 1448 pp, with illus, $115, ISBN 0-8385-9638-X, Stamford, Conn, Appleton & Lange, 1997.

Study Guide for Williams Obstetrics, by Larry C. Gilstrap III, Susan M. Cox, Alvin L. Brekken, and F. Gary Cunningham, 20th ed, 270 pp, paper, $55, ISBN 0-8385-9641-x, Stamford, Conn, Appleton & Lange, 1997.

Many textbooks in the various specialties have gained historical significance as we approach the millennium, since so much growth in each major specialty has occurred during this century. Obstetrics and reproductive medicine have been particularly vigorous. For this reason surviving textbooks of "midwifery" have required numerous revisions to describe and define the level of clinical care available.

The first edition of this textbook was written in 1903 by John Whitridge Williams, then professor of