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October 12, 1940

Die geburtshilflichen Operationen: Ihre Ausführung und Anwendung. Ein Lehrbuch für Studierende und Gebrauchsbuch für Ärzte

JAMA. 1940;115(15):1303. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810410069048

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This book is devoted almost entirely to obstetric operations including perineal lacerations, forceps operations, breech extraction, version and extraction, manual removal of the placenta and cesarean section. At the beginning are large sections on the obstetric pelvis and the mechanism of labor. The illustrations, nearly all of which have been beautifully drawn, are the chief asset of the book. This is as it should be, because any book dealing with operative procedures should have numerous instructive illustrations. There is nothing new in the book, because its entire contents may be found in any of the standard textbooks of obstetrics. Hence the need of such a book is questionable.

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