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March 21, 1903

Practical Obstetrics. A Text-Book for Practitioners and Students.

JAMA. 1903;XL(12):793. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490120045019

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This volume is the result of the practical success of an earlier work by one of the authors, which did not attempt to go so extensively into the subject as does the present. It is a convenient, reasonably condensed, and a practical handbook on the subject. It is thoroughly illustrated and has an excellent index. While not so full and complete as many other works on the subject, we believe, to a large class, it will be found even more popular because of its conciseness. The authors say, if it appears to settle most points of practice dogmatically, the fault has been intentionally committed on the belief that the description of one justifiable plan of treatment is more likely to be of advantage to the student than the extended discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of many methods. This explains the standpoint from which the book has been written. It

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