Book Reviews
January 1941

Expectant Motherhood.

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By Dr. Nicholson J. Eastman. Price, $1.25. Pp. 176, with 9 illustrations. Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1940.

Am J Dis Child. 1941;61(1):204. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1941.02000070213019

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This publication is a complete and authoritative guidebook which merits the consideration of every physician in obstetric practice. It presents in a sane and reassuring manner the knowledge which the mother should have to promote intelligent cooperation with her physician. By presentation of the subject matter in a general rather than a specific, dogmatic manner the author nicely avoids the possibility that minor differences between his opinions and those of the individual physician will become an issue in the instructions to the patient. The selection of illustrations is excellent and reveals the author's effort to supply the information which is of the greatest interest to the mother. Explanation of routine procedures during pregnancy and labor familiarizes her with what she must expect and tends to prevent the apprehension so frequently encountered. In addition to answering many of the usual questions, which, though familiar to the physician, are entirely new and

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