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October 1, 1938

Maternal Care Complications: The Principles of Management of Some Serious Complications Arising During the Antepartum, Intrapartum, and Postpartum Periods

JAMA. 1938;111(14):1322. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790400068036

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This booklet was written because of the enthusiastic response to the monograph which was published last year by the American Committee on Maternal Welfare, Inc., under the title "Maternal Care." The second volume presents the essential facts concerning the three major causes of maternal mortality, namely the toxemias of pregnancy, hemorrhages and puerperal infection. The three chapters were prepared by R. D. Mussey, P. F. Williams and F. H. Falls respectively. The second volume, like the first, should be carefully read and reread by every physician who practices obstetrics. If the general practitioners of this country were to learn the principles enumerated in this book and apply them to the best of their ability, there would be considerably less cause for worry about maternal and fetal death rates which exist at present. Every physician who cares for obstetric patients should possess a copy of this book.

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