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De Lee's Obstetrics, as it has been referred to so long and so warmly, appears again in its ninth edition under the skilful direction of J. P. Greenhill. It is true that this book was recognized as a classic during De Lee's lifetime when he was the sole author. The fact that it goes on under the momentum of his authorship, still acclaimed, indicates its stature more clearly than ever before.
Greenhill has made many well chosen additions, and necessary changes in accordance with current obstetric advances. Since he assumed direction of the revisions of this book his choice of subjects to keep the book closely up to date has been an especially noteworthy feature. In the eighth and this ninth edition, the book has been largely rewritten, but nothing of De Lee's fluid and easily understandable style has been lost. One innovation in format, questioned at first, is the
Principles and Practice of Obstetrics. JAMA. 1947;134(17):1513–1514. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880340067024
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