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October 1934

Obstetric Medicine.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1934;54(4):657. doi:10.1001/archinte.1934.00160160176012

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As the editors state, this book is an effort to coordinate and correlate the medical knowledge concerning the problems of diagnosis, therapy and prognosis of disease occurring coincidentally with pregnancy. It is written by thirty-nine well known contributors under the editorship of two.

It is a fairly good textbook of medicine. To be sure, it treats of many conditions that appear to have little to do with ordinary pregnancy, for example, African sleeping sickness and Schistosoma japonicum "endemic in Japan, the valley of the Yangtse River in China, in the Philippine Islands, Singapore, and the Shan States." But the book in general is modeled on standard lines. The infectious diseases and the various systemic disorders, including diseases of the teeth, eyes and skin, are competently discussed. The blood and the endocrine glands receive adequate consideration, and there is an excellent chapter on deficiency disease as related to pregnancy, while allergy

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