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November 15, 1958

Obstetrics and Gynecology

JAMA. 1958;168(11):1591. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.03000110165026

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This book is the outgrowth of a mimeographed summary of the contents of courses in obstetrics and gynecology given to third-year and fourthyear medical students. The authors wrote the book to occupy a place between the large encyclopedic textbooks and the synopses devoted to these subjects. In this book, the authors have tried to include the essentials of obstetrics and gynecology and in this have largely succeeded, but, as may be expected when four experienced teachers write one book and the amount of space devoted to each subject is limited, there is sketchiness and unevenness. There are 51 chapters, each of which has a list of references at the end. The illustrations are abundant and instructive. Many have been borrowed from books written by Willson and the late Paul Titus. The advice given throughout the book is excellent and conservative. This is to be expected, because all four contributors are

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