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May 21, 1927

Lehrbuch der Geburtshilfe.

JAMA. 1927;88(21):1667-1668. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680470053034

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This book, by one of the foremost German teachers, was written for the general practitioner and hence contains little material that is not of practical use. For example, the technic of cesarean section is given briefly and there is only one small illustration of the operation. The author employs the transperitoneal cervical cesarean section almost exclusively. He favors cesarean section for the treatment of placenta praevia but he does not recommend this procedure to the general practitioner. There is a large section on the toxemias of pregnancy, but this is to be expected because the author has been interested in the subject for many years. He advocates emptying the uterus as soon as possible in cases of eclampsia and also In cases of preeclampsia in which there is no improvement under dietetic, medicinal and other forms of treatment. In the chapter on the urinary tract and in the discussion on

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