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February 12, 1898

A Manual of Obstetrics.

JAMA. 1898;XXX(7):390. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02440590050021

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When a work has passed its seventh edition it requires but little additional notice except to say that it has been brought up to date and has in no wise degenerated; and the author says in his preface that in the present revision some errors and omissions have been rectified, and additions introduced; the chapter on "puerperal septicemia" has been rewritten, and throughout the work an effort has been made to accentuate the importance of antiseptic midwifery with more emphasis than formerly. This work, which has grown from the date of its first appearance, has now become a volume containing matter enough to make a book twice the size if printed in larger type, and indeed it may be said that the amount of material contained in this compacted form is more than equal to some more pretentious books.

The teachings of the writer are sound and judicious and that

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