The book was prepared for physicians and obstetricians. The opening chapter is called Test of Labor. The sequence of chapters is surprising in that the chapter on amnesia, analgesia and anesthesia follows a discussion of the pelvis, and in this chapter alone 118 articles are quoted. Much of the book is supplied by quotations from other authors or from previous publications. In the section on rural obstetrics, the idea of early ambulation is supported.
In the chapter dealing with forceps delivery, some of the reproductions are poor. The illustrations on postpartum hemorrhage are meritorious. Immediately after this chapter there is one dealing exclusively with the retained placenta.
Chapter XIV is a reprint from The Journal of the American Medical Association dealing with the influence of the placenta on the fetal presentation. In the chapter on placenta previa, the drawings do not reveal placenta previa, and thus the insertion of the