The author stresses that this book is intended for the general practitioner and particularly those that deal with the patient in the home. It is added, "The book deals almost exclusively with treatment, and lays a much needed emphasis on preventive treatment." There are few illustrations. Special commendation is offered for the lack of quotations and prior reference. Bibliography is avoided conveniently. The explanations are confidently expressed and carry the impression that the author writes from first hand experience.
Portions of the wording about the method of practice are. certainly not fitting to those who do hospital deliveries exclusively.
In one hospital there were 62 cases of failed forceps. The fetal mortality from breach deliveries in the same hospital was 18 per cent. These two reports cast doubt on the quality of obstetrics in that community, but do give additional experience to the qualified obstetrician.
The chapters are appropriate in