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September 7, 1895

Parvin's Science and Art of Obstetrics; the Science and Art of Obstetrics.

JAMA. 1895;XXV(10):422. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430360036012

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The publication of the new edition of Parvin's standard treatise emphasizes well the fact that it has for some years supplied the need for a new text-book from the great Philadelphia school. The University had Dewees and Hodge, and Jefferson had Meigs. The long sway held by Meigs at Jefferson and the great popularity of his text-book, based as it was on elegance of style, quaintness of expression, keen observation and natural eloquence, made it rather difficult for Professor Parvin, but it must be conceded that he well filled the vacancy. His scientific knowledge, his wide range of information and his vast acquaintance with general literature, enabled him to prepare a book that is not less entertaining from a literary standpoint than from a professional one. Much valuable historical matter finds a place in this volume.

Old members of the Association will recall with pleasure that Professor Parvin presided at

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