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April 27, 1901

A Manual of Obstetricai Technique as Applied to Private Practice. With a Chapter on Abortion, Premature Labor, and Curettage.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(17):1195. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470170041027

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The author carries out well the promise made in the preface, that book is written from the point of view of the private practitioner and that the hospital idea has been eliminated. It deals with technical obstetrics, considers the care of the patient from early pregnancy until the end of the puerperium, and has in addition a chapter of abnormalities, on obstetrical operations, including symphyseotomy, and a separate and very useful chapter on the douche. The closing chapters deal briefly with the obstetrician himself and the obstetrical nurse. Added to the work are history blanks on the card index system, instructions to pregnant women and to the nurse. The manual will be of benefit to the younger members of the profession, who so often have received no practical training in the art of obstetrics with the exception of a limited number of deliveries which they have witnessed in a well-equipped

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