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November 26, 1938

The Principles and Practice of Obstetrics

JAMA. 1938;111(22):2038-2039. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790480068031

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This book has now been before the profession for twenty-five years. It still reflects the teachings of the well known author at Northwestern University Medical School and at the University of Chicago. The obstetric technic described is the result of his experience of forty-four years in many hospitals, in a large maternity outdepartment, and in private and consulting practice in many homes. He has carefully worked over this new edition, adding much new material and omitting some obsolete material. The book remains virtually the same size as the preceding edition. Rapid developments in the physiology of menstruation and in the blood chemistry of the toxemias of pregnancy made necessary considerable revision of those sections in which work the author was assisted by Profs. M. E. Davis, W. J. Dieckmann and G. M. Dack of the University of Chicago. Dr. De Lee believes that lack of knowledge of the natural phenomena

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