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May 20, 1939


JAMA. 1939;112(20):2088. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800200086030

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In the preparation of this edition the aid of a number of new obstetricians was enlisted to replace the teachers who resigned. Some new material has been added and many of the old illustrations have been replaced with more instructive ones. In the discussion of the toxemias of pregnancy there is a peculiar division under the headings vomiting of pregnancy, the toxemias of pregnancy, albuminuria of pregnancy, preeclampsia and eclampsia, and icterus gravis gravidarum and toxic hyperemesis. The subject of chronic nephritis is included in the chapter on albuminuria. In the treatment of septic abortion the authors advocate removal of the contents of the uterus by means of the finger. However, this procedure may be just as dangerous as the use of a curet, against which the authors warn. In the discussion of pelves there is no mention of the recent important contributions made by Thorns and by Caldwell, Moloy

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