Book Reviews
January 1932

Difficult Labor.

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By G. E. Herman. Seventh edition, revised by Carlton Oldfield. Price, $5.50. Pp. 537, with 8 radiographic plates and 197 illustrations. New York: William Wood & Company, 1929.

Am J Dis Child. 1932;43(1):265-266. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1932.01950010272025

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The material in this book has been very ably presented, especially for the student, intern or resident physician and the general practitioner.

The reader receives more definite guidance in the handling of cases of difficult labor than he gets from some textbooks of the present day. In these he is told of many things that might be done in cases of an emergency, but he is not always clearly told which is the best.

The author's immense experience has enabled him to state definitely concerning the various obstetrical difficulties exactly which is the best of one or more procedures to follow, ever mindful of both mother and infant.

Beginning with the first chapter, in discussing normal labor, the author prepares the learner to recognize pathologic labor.

The chapters on difficult occipitoposterior positions, pelvic presentation, abnormal uterine action, contracted pelves with their complications, hemorrhage before and after delivery and the toxemias

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