This edition has been revised by Dr. Simon Marx. It aims at the greatest possible directness in the statement of clinical facts and omits all anatomic, embryologic and pathologic data that are not essential. It omits all literature reference and statistical data except such as are necessary to elucidate disputed facts. Brevity, accuracy and practicability, with the avoidance of theory and hobby, are the aims striven for by the authors.
These objects have been attained with a fair degree of success and the revision has much improved the book. Certain defects have escaped the reviser. In Chapter 4 the definitions and usage of the terms "presentation," "position" and "attitude" are confused and incorrect, as for example, when the position is said to be transverse or the attitude of the fetus is transverse or longitudinal. Figure A in Plate VIII, showing the method of making abdominal palpation at the pelvic brim,