The first edition of this well known textbook on obstetrics was published in 1906. This ninth edition has maintained the high standards of the preceding editions. Although it represents to a large extent the practice and teaching of obstetrics at the London Hospital, in its widespread popularity it must necessarily reflect British obstetric thought.
The book is logically divided into nine parts and an appendix. The sequence consists of normal and abnormal pregnancy, normal and abnormal labor, the puerperium, the fetus, the newly born child, operations and maternal morbidity and mortality. The various chapters contain numerous well chosen illustrations, many of which have been taken from standard English and American textbooks.
The content of the book is inclusive and up to date. There are few ideas that deserve any serious comment. Many of the conclusions are similar to those that have been made in this country's large medical centers. The