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January 16, 1932

Midwifery for Nurses.

JAMA. 1932;98(3):255. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730290071036

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This is an exceptionally well prepared handbook. The subject matter is well proportioned, the language is simple and clearly written and the glossary is ample. The chapter on anatomy is adapted to the level of the readers for whom it is intended, omitting unnecessary detail. The illustration and description of fetal circulation and a careful description of the fetal skull with illustrations and all the measurements could have been condensed materially and with advantage. Signs, symptoms and management of pregnancy are well presented. In a book written for instruction of nurses who are to conduct deliveries in the home, it is of especial interest to note that lateral delivery retains its position of first choice in British obstetrics. The described technic and illustrations are precise and good. The author limits care of the infants' eyes in home deliveries to wiping of the lids, reserving active prophylaxis for infants whose mothers

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