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February 10, 1962

Obstetrical Endocrinology

JAMA. 1962;179(6):473. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050060083029

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Obstetrical Endocrinology is a small monograph comprised of a series of guest lectures presented at the University of Bahia, Brazil. It is a short, concise work based on recent experiments and it highlights the subject of obstetrical endocrinology with a considerable amount of opinion and an equal amount of speculation. The experiments of the author and his colleagues make up a large portion of the monograph. The book is well written, the style is simple and clear, and the format is excellent. The book has much to commend it. There is a wealth of useful information to be found in its pages. Unfortunately, there is also a certain amount of misinformation. Frequently the author fails to discriminate between fact and theory. This criticism should not in any way detract from the value of this excellent monograph. The first and fourth chapters are primarily concerned with the etiology of abortion, revolving

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