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November 13, 1926

An Atlas of Midwifery.

JAMA. 1926;87(20):1670. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680200070035

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In a small, handy volume the authors have concentrated a collection of drawings illustrating those portions of obstetrics which can thus be illustrated. Simple but ample descriptive legends accompany the illustrations. The first section deals with anatomy and physiology, the second with pregnancy, and the third and largest section with labor. This includes the various presentations and positions of the fetus. The fourth section is descriptive of the new-born child, chiefly devoted to methods of resuscitation. This might have been enhanced by the omission of Schultze's method of "swinging" the child, a method now condemned by most authorities. At the end of the book a few well selected roentgenograms in pregnancy are splendidly reproduced. Below the one depicting twins they state that "such a skiagram is of diagnostic value in case of excessive abdominal enlargement in connection with pregnancy and its possible association with tumor." The roentgenogram clearly depicting triplets

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