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January 6, 1945

Special Delivery: The Expectant Mother's Handbook

JAMA. 1945;127(1):55. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860010057025

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Under the catchy title this small book is an attempt on the part of a physician to present the story of childbirth to a lay audience in such a way as to remove the fears and fancies surrounding this physiologic function. He accomplishes his purpose by means of numerous beautifully executed illustrations by a well known medical artist and descriptive material to elucidate the pictures. Although the book may hold some interest for potential mothers, it doesn't replace the antepartum information provided by many well known textbooks.

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