January 1952

Principles and Practice of Obstetrics.

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By Joseph Bolivar DeLee. Tenth edition. Edited by J. P. Greenhill, M.D. Price, $12. Pp. 1020, with 1140 illustrations. W. B. Saunders Company, 218 W. Washington Sq., Philadelphia 5, 1951.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1952;89(1):166. doi:10.1001/archinte.1952.00240010176020

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When a medical textbook grows to be nearly 50 years old and has required new editions to supply its readers with up-to-date copies every few years, it can safely be called a success. Such is the record of this book written originally by Dr. DeLee, then edited and improved by him in conjunction with Dr. Greenhill, and finally, in its present form, prepared by Dr. Greenhill alone.

The tenth edition—the 1951 model, so to speak—is not unlike a new car which is modern in every way, streamlined and bearing little resemblance to its 1910 progenitor. It is needless to add, speaking of the book, that medical students, medical teachers, and practitioners will continue to like it and will learn much from it. Indeed, it can be warmly recommended to anyone.

Perhaps the most important reason for its popularity is the fact that each edition has been assembled for students and

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