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The author states in the preface that he has "endeavored to give everything, in a condensed form but in sufficient detail, that either the mother or nurse should know regarding the management of pregnancy, labor, and the lying-in, together with the care and feeding of the child." A book on this subject suitable for both mothers and nurses is an impossibility. It is unnecessary to alarm the expectant mother by informing her of all the symptoms and all the dangers of hemorrhage, abnormal presentations, puerperal sepsis, mastitis, phlegmasia alba dolens, etc.
Motherhood. A Manual on the Management of Pregnancy, the Preparation for and Conduct of Labor and the Principles and Methods of Infant-Feeding up to the Third Year of the Child's Life. Prepared especially for Mothers, Nurses and Students of Medicine.. JAMA. 1911;LVI(8):615. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560080063038