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The practice of obstetrics has changed materially with the introduction of bacteriology. Aseptic midwifery is now the rule, and naturally all the treatises on obstetrics have to be rewritten from that standpoint, and thus the parturient woman of to day escapes many of the accidents which were so common twenty-five years ago. The work includes chapters on obstetric diagnosis; differential diagnosis of pregnancy; the diagnosis of advanced pregnancy; the complete examination of the pregnant patient; the origin and growth of the ovum and the development of the embryo; the physiology of pregnancy; the pathology of pregnancy; normal labor and its management; labor resulting in the impaction of the fetus (impossible labor); multiple pregnancy; induction of labor; abnormal labor pains; hemorrhage before labor—concealed hemorrhage—placenta previa; eclampsia; sudden death during labor; labor complicated by disproportion between pelvis and fetus; labor in enlarged pelves; (justo-major); labor and contracted pelves (justo-minor); rachitic, flat; labor
A Treatise on Obstetrics for Students and Practitioners.. JAMA. 1896;XXVII(20):1071. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430980043011