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February 4, 1956

Obstetrics & Gynecology: A Series of Monographs

JAMA. 1956;160(5):422. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02960400080031

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This book, which seeks to bring together a wide variety of publications dealing with the various phases of obstetric roentgenology, is by no means a simple compendium of technical procedures but rather a reference work in which the common interests of roentgenology and clinical obstetrics are pooled and extensively documented. The author states that personal experiences from about 2,500 obstetric cases in which x-ray pelvimetry was used have been drawn on in the preparation of the volume. A total of 437 references is provided. In one of the two forewords, the position of the roentgenologist in the field of obstetrics is stated in a fashion that seems to relegate him to the odious position of a technician with no professional responsibility. Fortunately, throughout the text it becomes apparent that cooperation between obstetrician and radiologist on a professional level is necessary to the full realization of the benefits of radiological procedures,

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