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March 20, 1943

Obstetrical Practice

JAMA. 1943;121(12):983. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840120085035

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The appearance of a third edition of this book in seven years is an indication that it is popular. The new edition contains eighty more pages and twenty-three more illustrations than the second edition. There are five more chapters in the new book, but this is because the author separated the material on operative obstetrics into six chapters. Many illustrations have been redrawn, and most of those in the section on operative obstetrics have been enriched by the addition of color. However, the reproductions of roentgenograms are so poor that they should not have been printed.

Throughout this edition, as in the previous two, there is abundant evidence of the author's extraordinary ability as an obstetrician and as a teacher. In view of Beck's contribution to the technic of the low cervical cesarean section, this operation is described and illustrated in great detail. Furthermore, the details of the use of

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