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September 23, 1939

Clinical Obstetrics

JAMA. 1939;113(13):1250. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800380068037

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The author has had an unusual clinical experience for many years in one of the largest teaching institutions in India and the Near East. This volume, as its title indicates, completely covers normal and abnormal obstetrics. The subjects are treated in a concise and logical manner. Accepted treatment is suggested for the major complications, although constant recognition is given to the fact that such therapy may be impossible to carry out in special circumstances. The author discusses briefly other treatments advocated in large teaching institutions which have been accorded some recognition. The common operative procedures are discussed in detail and are satisfactorily illustrated. One might take exception to some of the therapeutic suggestions. Uterine tamponade in the case of placenta praevia has been almost completely discarded in large teaching clinics. However, the limitations of this method of therapy are carefully noted. The treatment of eclampsia has been simplified in this

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