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November 12, 1887

The Principles of Antiseptic Methods applied to Obstetric Practice.

JAMA. 1887;IX(20):639-640. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400190031017

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Those who have some doubts as to the value of antisepsis in obstetrics should read Dr. Bar's book and have them removed. Those who have no faith at all in antiseptic obstetrics should read it, if they are still open to conviction, for the purpose of seeing if they may not be mistaken in their views. Those who thoroughly believe in practicing obstetrics on antiseptic principles should read the book in order to be doubly assured that they are right in their practice. For while the reader will soon discover that the author is an enthusiastic believer in the use of antiseptics in obstetrics, he will see at the same time that Dr. Bar is a conservative enthusiast; he never lets his enthusiasm carry him beyond the point of being guided by precise indications alone in his practice and teachings. Nor will any one wonder at his enthusiasm after reading

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