This small book deals only with management of obstetrics, as indicated in the title. At the beginning of most of the thirty-six chapters there are quotations, mostly from Shakespeare, which show that the author has an excellent sense of humor. For example, at the head of the chapter "Abortion" is the quotation, "Like ships that sailed for sunny isles, but never came to shore"; in the chapter on "Twins" is "Double, double, Toil and Trouble"; in the chapter on "Breech in Pregnancy" is "Turn, hell-hound turn," and in the chapter on "Hydramnios" is "Too much of water hast thou, poor Ophelia."
The book contains much useful advice and many worth while recommendations. It is tersely written and usually dogmatic, but since the treatment prescribed is sound and practical this is no criticism. There are only seventeen illustrations, but, of course, this small book was intended to be used in conjunction