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March 19, 1910

A Text-Book of Obstetrics.

JAMA. 1910;LIV(12):1002-1003. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.02550380082030

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This edition has been reedited throughout; new illustrations have been added and many older ones removed. It is a satisfaction occasionally to see an author replacing some old-time illustrations with others more true to life and more nearly representing the subject to be illustrated. The author has taken the stand that obstetrics and gynecology should be united; that the obstetrician should be a gynecologist. He says in his preface that panhysterectomy for chorio-epithelioma is as much of an obstetric operation as the application of forceps. Most text-books mention that certain operations should be done for conditions incident to childbirth, but they give no idea of how this operation should be done or the technic of its performance. This work, however, includes the operation and technic of pelvic surgery, which certainly renders it most valuable. To the specialist in obstetrics, the general physician or the student this work is to be

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