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January 30, 1904

The Practice of Obstetrics. Designed for the Use of Students and Practitioners of Medicine.

JAMA. 1904;XLII(5):327. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02490500047022

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This book is the most pretentious work on obstetrics issued in English in recent years; in many respects it is encyclopedic in character. From Edgar's long experience as a teacher, and his originality in producing many of our best models and devices for practical obstetric pedagogy, we might expect to find much of his inventive genius exemplified in his book. Its scope is broad; the refinement of classification under appropriate headings so extensive that it may well serve as an invaluable reference volume for the practitioner. We feel that so much is embodied within its pages that it is not so suitable for student reading as other smaller text-books on the same subject. The volume is divided into ten parts and an appendix; each part is divided into numerous subdivisions, which again are divided by many sub-headings. The subheadings offer a ready means of reference, and in nearly all instances

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