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December 20, 1902

The American Text-Book of Obstetrics.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(25):1606. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480510046016

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The editor of this excellent work has taken the opportunity of a new edition to have several chapters rewritten. At first thought one would not suppose that a text-book on obstetrics would have to be rewritten every few years to keep up with the times, but such is a fact as regards certain parts. The progress made from researches in chemicobiology, in bacteriology, etc., affects obstetrics almost as much as any other department of medicine. Many of the chapters have been rewritten, so that the work is up to date in every particular. It is fully and beautifully illustrated, and nothing has been omitted that would add to its value as a practical work on obstetrics. The only criticism we feel like making is in regard to its form. We can see no reason for such a book being issued in two volumes. It is not so large but it

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