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June 1, 1957

Pregnancy and Birth: A Book for Expectant Parents

JAMA. 1957;164(5):617-618. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980050107033

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This book provides an answer to the inquisitive mind of the modern mother. It cannot be compared with any previously published manual for expectant parents, as it is truly a textbook of obstetrics written in terms that the average lay person can comprehend. It goes into much greater detail than any previous volume written for the expectant parent. The author has made a definite effort to be precise and to explain frequently used medical terms in language that can be easily understood by the nonmedical public. The book is written in his characteristically clear and interesting style, so that one can easily read this book from cover to cover.

Present-day emphasis on knowledge about pregnancy and reproduction has been far in advance of the literature available for the lay public. Therefore, this book will provide answers to those expectant parents who desire more than superficial information. It will probably serve

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