Book Reviews
May 1933

The Expectant Mother's Handbook.

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By Frederick C. Irving, M.D. Price, $1.75. Pp. 203. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1932.

Am J Dis Child. 1933;45(5):1154. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1933.01950180226024

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"The Expectant Mother's Handbook" by Frederick C. Irving is unquestionably one of the best books of its type in print today. It presupposes no knowledge of medical subjects by the patient and answers clearly all questions which are commonly asked of the physician. The facts are stated in scientific terms, which in turn are clearly defined in such a manner that the laity can without difficulty understand the different topics which the author discusses. He takes up the organs of reproduction, conception, methods of diagnosis of pregnancy, growth of the fetus, general hygiene, minor and major complications and their allied subjects. The reading of this book by the expectant mother will give her a clear idea as to the physiology of her pregnancy and save the physicians many hours of explanation of the questions most frequently asked by the average woman.

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