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February 15, 1941

Obstetrics in General Practice

JAMA. 1941;116(7):658. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820070108040

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This intensely practical volume reviews in succinct form the knowledge which every safe practitioner of obstetrics must possess. By eliminating historical data, controversial matters and theory, the author has encompassed in a small book the salient facts of everyday clinical obstetrics. Chief attention is devoted to diagnosis, indications and contraindications for operation, prognosis and treatment. The sections on therapy are sound and are presented in such specific detail that they should be of real benefit to the general practitioner. The volume incorporates, moreover, all the more important recent advances; it discusses, for example, roentgen pelvimetry and placentography, sulfanilamide in puerperal infection and the new classification of the toxemias of pregnancy sponsored by the American Committee on Maternal Health. The little chapter on circumcision, a topic not often touched on in obstetric works, should prove most welcome. In sum, Dr. Greenhill's volume can be recommended to general practitioners of obstetrics as

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