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June 16, 1923

A Text-Book of Obstetrical Nursing.

JAMA. 1923;80(24):1794. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02640510050039

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This small volume should prove to be enjoyable as well as helpful to all nurses who practice this branch of their profession. Dr. Tallant has stated the subject matter in a clear and concise manner, and in her brevity has emphasized the important points in each subject. The book is logically divided into ten chapters. The paper is of good quality, the print fairly large, and the text free from errors. It is amply supplied with illustrations which have been judiciously selected from standard works, such as those of Bumm and Cragin. Each subject is epitomized, and for the most part represents the accepted views of the day. The description of sterilization must be criticized. On page 222, under the caption of cesarean section, the author properly states the occasional necessity of sterilizing the patient after the delivery. "This is usually done by tying each tube in two places with

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