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August 26, 1905

A Manual of Midwifery for Students and Practitioners.

JAMA. 1905;XLV(9):649. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02510090071024

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In times past it was the popular belief that all things British gave evidence of their insular opinions. The work of Henry Jellett, of Dublin, would most emphatically refute any such opinion, if held. A perusal of his manual of obstetrics will impress all with the cosmopolitan character of the presentation of the material embodied in the volume. We may say with positiveness that no British obstetric writer has so broadly interpreted the work of the foreign authorities as has Dr. Jellett; the recognition of American writers is particularly frequent. From first to last one finds constant pleasure in reading the various topics. The style is easy, entertaining, and the writer has not entered into pedantic discussions; the matter is sufficiently concise for students, yet amply broad for the practitioner; the work has been so brought up to date that the latter will find much to attract him, while the

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