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August 1936

Classical Contributions to Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1936;58(2):371-372. doi:10.1001/archinte.1936.00170120187012

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Few publishers have had the satisfaction of offering volumes of medical classics which approach in quality and enjoyment those which bear the mark of Charles C. Thomas, Publisher. The reception accorded "Classical Descriptions of Diseases," "Selected Readings in Pathology," and others undoubtedly influenced the publishers to add to the series. This book marks another venture into obstetric history for Herbert Thoms. It is larger and more comprehensive than his chapters in "American Obstetrics" and is modeled to the pattern established by Major's "Classical Descriptions of Diseases." It contains the more notable contributions to the two sciences of obstetrics and gynecology, in the original wording of their creators, with short biographic sketches of the contributors.

The chapters are arranged so as to group the material into general subjects, and in these various groupings the essays are presented in chronological order. As an example, the chapter on puerperal fever contains the writings

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