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As in previous volumes, this represents the practice of the Rotunda Hospital and its school, and as such is a useful volume for the general practitioner and student of obstetrics. The brief but concise style is especially acceptable for quick reference. The present edition is larger than previous ones, it is well illustrated, and the material has been brought down to date. The chapters on abnormal labor and cesarean section are especially well done. An article on x-rays in obstetrics appears in the appendix, which as a whole summarizes the subject, but certain statements cannot be accepted without question. Solomons says, "It is now possible to detect the presence of the embryo in the uterus as early as the tenth or eleventh week," and "the absence of any shadow after this period may be taken as evidence that the cause of uterine enlargement is not due to the presence of
Tweedy's Practical Obstetrics. JAMA. 1929;93(14):1091. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02710140057050
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