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December 25, 1948

A Manual of Practical Obstetrics

JAMA. 1948;138(17):1285. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900170079027

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Because of the war this edition appears twelve years after the first. Certain sections in the first edition were omitted in this one, but in their place greater attention has been devoted to antenatal care and diet. A short account is given of erythroblastosis fetalis, and reference is made to the more recent classification of pelvic types and deformities. The entire section on the concepts of puerperal fever and treatment has been brought up to date and changes have been made in the treatment of breech delivery.

Since this book was written chiefly for students and general practitioners, the aim of the author has been to be practical, and in this he has succeeded admirably. He has made no attempt to displace the more comprehensive textbooks on obstetrics because this small book contains only 251 pages of text. The book is divided into eleven chapters, the last of which deals

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