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August 9, 1952

A Practical Handbook of Midwifery and Gynæcology for Students and Practitioners

JAMA. 1952;149(15):1428. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930320068031

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This edition of this practical handbook of obstetrics and gynecology has been revised extensively, and new material has been added. The chapter on newborn and infant feeding has been brought up-to-date by Dr. J. L. Henderson, professor of child health at St. Andrews' University. A new section on the Rh factor has been written, and the section on venereal diseases has been revised.

The authors discuss modern teaching in this specialty. All the subjects are treated in a concise manner, many in outline form, devoid of nonessential details. Thus, the student or practitioner, for whom this book is intended, can easily obtain essential clinical data and ideas on appropriate therapy. A few carefully chosen illustrations amplify the text.

Although one finds reference to some practices that have become obsolete in the United States, such as uterine douching for hemorrhage, the obstetric and gynecologic teaching is sound and in the best

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