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In offering this new edition of his monumental work, Dr. DeLee expresses his conviction that the general surgeon, the occasional accoucheur, and the family practitioner who has to do his work in the home or in a small understaffed maternity ward of a general hospital may well be replaced by a well trained midwife. Since the vast majority of births still occur in the home, the advice given in this volume is in the main conservative. The text has been revised, new illustrations have been added, and there are references to the new literature of endocrinology and anesthesia and pregnancy tests. Consideration is taken of the great advances in the field of internal medicine. Those sections of the book in which the technic of obstetrics is concerned have also been brought up to date. The position of this volume in the field it covers is so completely established that it
The Principles and Practice of Obstetrics.. JAMA. 1933;100(23):1888. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740230066038
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