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June 12, 1943

The Principles and Practice of Obstetrics

JAMA. 1943;122(7):473. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840240063031

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Since 1913 there have been six editions of the De Lee textbook. Between the seventh and eighth editions Dr. De Lee died. Two years before his death he asked Dr. J. P. Greenhill to prepare the eighth edition.

In making this revision, the author has endeavored to maintain the high standard set by Dr. De Lee for this book. Nearly all the additions, deletions and corrections were submitted to Dr. De Lee and received his approval. One of the major changes is a rearrangement of the material in the first third of the book. English terms have been substituted for Latin terms in naming presentation and position. New chapters have been added concerning obstetric and gynecologic endocrinology, the use of vitamin K in obstetrics, erythroblastosis fetalis, vitamins and minerals, roentgenography in obstetrics, the sulfonamide drugs in obstetrics and the Waters extraperitoneal cesarean section.

Among the sections which have been completely

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