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December 25, 1943

Nurses Handbook of Obstetrics

JAMA. 1943;123(17):1147. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840520063030

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The present book is a distinct advance over the previous editions. In place of the fourteen men and women who contributed sections in the last edition, Eastman is the sole co-author except for the chapter of the history of obstetrics. In recent years the trend in the preparation of textbooks for nurses has been for the collaboration of a physician and a nurse, and the great value of such teamwork is manifest in this book, for Eastman has done his part admirably. The book has been almost completely rewritten, reillustrated and reset. Many of the useless data contained in the sixth edition have been omitted. The information presented is highly practical, and emphasis has been laid on public health nursing in obstetrics. The illustrations are abundant and highly instructive. At the end of each chapter is a small but select list of books and articles for suggested reading. Throughout the

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