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August 21, 1943

Atlas of Obstetrio Technic

JAMA. 1943;122(17):1214. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840340062038

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Titus presents the subject of obstetric technic in pictorial form. In addition there are sections on sterility and minor postpartum complications treated in the same manner. The illustrations were prepared from sketches made in the delivery and operating rooms; hence they are accurate. The author claims that the book has a function entirely its own, namely the teaching of both normal and operative obstetrics by visual means through the medium of carefully prepared illustrations. However, there are few illustrations which cannot be found in the standard textbooks on obstetrics. Nevertheless some of the intermediary steps shown in this book are not in the standard textbooks and they may prove helpful to many physicians and medical students. A few additional illustrations should have been included. These are illustrations showing the knee-chest and Trendelenburg positions for the immediate treatment of prolapse of the cord, local anesthesia for vaginal deliveries and cesarean section,

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