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September 18, 1948

Fundamentals of Human Reproduction

JAMA. 1948;138(3):248-249. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900030080029

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This is an excellent reference or supplemental book for nurses on the subject of human reproduction. If used as a textbook it would require a skilled teacher, since there are none of the usual textbook appurtenances such as review questions, projects or other teaching helps. After the introduction, Part I proceeds in well planned sequence from a consideration of forms of animal life to the general pattern of reproduction, the factors responsible for body form and the number of offspring. Part II deals with the sex organs and their function, the development of the blastocyst and the formation of the placenta and a survey of embryonic and fetal development. In Part III, separate chapters are devoted to development of each of the following parts: brain and spinal cord, stomach and intestines, liver, pancreas, lungs, spleen, heart and blood vessels, kidneys and urinary bladder, organs of reproduction, glands of internal secretion,

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