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August 27, 1949

Obstetrics in General Practice

JAMA. 1949;140(17):1367. doi:10.1001/jama.1949.02900520053024

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Four editions of this book have appeared within eight years. By judicious limitation of the subject matter to those aspects of obstetrics which are of direct practical importance, the author has been able to encompass in a volume which is about one quarter the size of our standard textbooks, about all the information which the general practitioner should necessarily possess. Moreover, the common complications are discussed in sufficient detail that he should rarely find it necessary to consult any of the larger works on strictly clinical issues. As a matter of fact, even in those textbooks, he will not often find practical advice provided in greater abundance, or with greater sanity, than in this relatively small manual.

The new edition incorporates all essential new knowledge which is of clinical importance. The section on the troublesome Rh problem has been rewritten and brought up to date. The uses of penicillin and

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