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May 23, 1885

A Treatise on Abdominal Palpitation, as applied to Obstetrics, and Version by External Manipulations.

JAMA. 1885;IV(21):587. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390960027014

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Important as is the subject of abdominal palpitation in the diagnosis of pregnancy, and of positions and presentations, it is one of which but very little is known or taught in this country. Pinard's little work on the subject has been the authority in France since its first appearance, and it is with pleasure that we notice this translation by one so well qualified to make a clear translation as Dr. Neale. The cuts are well made and are faithful representations of those in the original edition. We find it necessary to quarrel with both translator and publisher, however, because the book contains neither table of contents nor index. The former may be omitted; the latter may not, if a book is supposed to make a respectable appearance. The utility of an index is so apparent that it is a source of astonishment that a publisher will sometimes allow any

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