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May 20, 1933

Obstetrícia operatória.

JAMA. 1933;100(20):1634. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740200068038

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Briquet acknowledges his indebtedness to the works of Brindeau, Bumm, Couvelaire, DeLee, Stöckel and Winter for many of the illustrations. The index of authors is comprehensive and gives easy access to the bibliography, which is given in detail at the conclusion of each chapter. The alphabetical index makes it easy for the reader to locate pertinent subject matter and enhances the value of the work for reference purposes. The table of contents gives a brief outline of the material contained in the twenty-five chapters. In one of the early chapters the author summarizes the indications for obstetric operations and later presents a synopsis of the different types, which is followed by more detailed considerations of the various operative procedures. He is elaborate in his description of spinal anesthesia but gives little consideration to local and inhalation anesthesia. Chloroform and ether are briefly discussed, but ethylene and nitrous oxide are not

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