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Nurses Handbook of Obstetrics

JAMA. 1941;116(12):1335. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820120149039.
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The author is undoubtedly convinced that nurses should know not only all about nursing but also much about the practice of medicine, including obstetrics. In its seven hundred and forty closely printed pages is much about obstetrics which is irrelevant for nurses. In the preparation of the book, the author enlisted the aid of fourteen contributors who wrote brief sections on such subjects as developmental anatomy, the use of roentgen rays in obstetrics, the Bay Jacobs forceps, a new manikin, prenatal and early postnatal phenomena of consciousness and the menopause. The vast majority of the illustrations were borrowed from other books, institutions, physicians and commercial firms. Some of the illustrations do not belong in a book for nurses, and a few have no bearing on obstetrics. There are even illustrations of clothing for grown-up children, including windbreaks which may be used for a child when playing or walking in the

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