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October 2, 1926

Edgar's Practice of Obstetrics: For Students and Practitioners of Medicine.

JAMA. 1926;87(14):1147-1148. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680140065032

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The new edition of this book, revised by Norris W. Vaux, shows many changes. The illustrations are abundant, instructive and beautiful. The text indicates that the recent obstetric literature has been extensively consulted. While the book in general is well written, there are occasional unclear sentences which defy the laws of syntax; for example: "The case should be well advanced two to three fingers dilatation of cervix and hard severe contractions every 3 or 4 minutes" (p. 615). "There is a sliding lock on this model of forceps and the original article introduces one blade anteriorly under the symphysis and then turns the blade over so that the cephalic curve comes in approximation to the parietal bone, the posterior blade is readily applied to the posterior parietal area when traction is made and obliquity is promptly overcome and flexion is at once established with resulting descent and rotation" (p. 712).

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