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In the preface to this edition, Dr. De Lee says, "Something must be done to stem the tide of obstetric operating now prevalent, with its resultant maternal and fetal mortality." He has therefore adopted a strongly conservative attitude, and has drawn closely the indications for cesarean section, forceps, version, pituitary extract and bag dilators. It is quite impossible to review a volume of the scope of the present one in detail. It has established itself as a leading reference and textbook in its field; it is marked by an attempt at completeness in its references to previous work and to the views held by various leaders. At the same time it presents explicity the technic and theories of its author. It is in every sense of the word, therefore, an adequate text.
The Principles and Practice of Obstetrics. JAMA. 1925;85(7):541. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02670070061043
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