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October 5, 1907

Practice of Obstetrics.

JAMA. 1907;XLIX(14):1210. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02530140056027

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Since the last edition was published, in 1901, this work has been revised and many chapters entirely rewritten. Among these are the chapters on changes in the maternal organism due to pregnancy, the duration of pregnancy, hygiene and management of pregnancy, anomalies and diseases of the fetal appendages, diseases of pregnancy, and malformations, injuries and diseases of the new-born child. Part VIII, dealing with obstetric surgery, has been brought up to date and a chapter has been devoted to pubiotomy. This operation, it is stated, has the same limitations as symphysiotomy and many of its drawbacks. The advantages are that it is easier of performance, there is less hemorrhage, and there is less liability of opening the vagina as the incision is to one side of the vulva and asepsis is more complete. There is also a brief account of vaginal Cesarean section. The illustrations, many of which are new,

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