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November 18, 1939

"OBSTETRIC SHOCK"

JAMA. 1939;113(21):1898. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800460052023

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Abstract

To the Editor:—  Dr. Virgil H. Moon has called my attention to the fact that material from his book ("Shock and Related Capillary Phenomena," New York, Oxford University Press, 1938) was used in my article "Obstetric Shock: Its Causes, Recognition and Management" (The Journal, September 23, p. 1183) without due credit being given him. On comparison, to my utter chagrin, I find that Dr. Moon's statement is correct and I am therefore anxious to make amends for this error.After spending some six or seven months reviewing the general subject of shock, including the few existing articles on obstetric shock, I began to write a paper in the form of an editorial for a chairman's address. Such an article could consist only of a review of the literature, with some practical considerations gleaned from a personal experience of some ten years' interest in the subject. It was a most difficult

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