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September 8, 1888

A System of Obstetrics.

JAMA. 1888;XI(10):358. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400620034013

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There can be but little doubt that this work will find the same favor with the profession that has been accorded the "System of Medicine, by American Authors," and the "System of Gynecology," all from the well-known house of Lea Brothers & Co.

This volume contains eight articles—we may say monographs, the first being on the "History of Obstetrics," by Dr. George J. Engelmann, who has already added so much to the history of this department. In regard to the "Physiology and Histology of Ovulation, Menstruation, and Fertilization: the Development of the Embyro," we find the first example of the treatment of this branch of obstetrics, in an obstetrical work, by a physiologist The reader will scarcely need to be told anything of the character of this paper when it is said that the author is Dr. H. Newell Martin, of Johns Hopkins University. In a paper of 122 pages

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