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April 24, 1937

Williams Obstetrics

JAMA. 1937;108(17):1462. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780170080037

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On October 21, 1931, a year after he had completed the revised sixth edition of his textbook, Dr. Williams died at the age of 65. The book had made for itself a definite place in the literature of medicine. It had been widely recommended by teachers in our best medical schools and it has seemed desirable that the work be continued under new editorship. Dr. Stander is professor of obstetrics and gynecology in Cornell University Medical College. He has been aided in the revision of the work by many former pupils of Dr. Williams as well as by other obstetricians, who provided new data and new illustrations. The author points out that in the present edition certain sections are being rewritten, although attempts were made to retain as much of Dr. Williams' last edition as consistent in new developments of obstetrics. Three new chapters have been added, one dealing with

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