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November 4, 1893

A Treatise on the Science and Practice of Midwifery.

JAMA. 1893;XXI(19):699-700. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420710027004

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Abstract

It is like carrying coals to Newcastle to commend a book to American readers that has already passed through five editions, and we can only say that it bids fair to be as popular as its predecessors. The author has thoroughly revised this edition.

The principal changes are the results of the statistics of the Porro-Cæsarean and Sigaultian operations. The editor has "abandoned the term laparotomy, and the prefix laporo, as applied to abdominal surgery, and not to flank incisions, and the term cœliotomy, and the prefix cœlio substituted for them." The American editor has also striven against the tendency of the author to favor craniotomy.

The publisher's work is all that could be desired for a text-book of this character.

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