December 12, 1903

A Text-Book of the Science and Art of Obstetrics.

JAMA. 1903;XLI(24):1489-1490. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490430043019

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This is a companion work to the author's "Text-Book on Gynecology." It is a practical contribution to the literature, and conforms to the high standard of the volume of gynecology. The sections dealing with the development of the ovum, the maternal changes incident to pregnancy, the anatomy of pregnancy, labor and the puerperium are commensurate with the needs of a text-book for the student, and the subjects are adequately stated. The general instructions in the technic of operations, i. e., the treatment of brow, face, occiput posterior, etc., are elucidated after the manner of most books on obstetrics—too much is left to the interpretation of the reader; the steps are insufficiently stated. This is a common fault and can not be held specifically against the work before us. Exception may well be taken to certain statements and directions which are not in consonance with recent opinion. The recommendation that vaginal

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