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The contents of this volume fail to justify the title "Modern Perinatal Care." The term "modern" is satisfactory. Many aspects of perinatal (surrounding birth) care have been omitted. Intrapartal care was not considered at all; it appears obvious that only those problems of particular interest to the author have been included in antepartum and postpartum care. For example: hemorrhage is considered only in relationship to abortion; abruptio and placenta previa, cancer and polyp, etc. are not evaluated. In the puerperium the normal is reviewed and the abnormal omitted except for mastitis. This reviewer considers the volume to be one of
Modern Perinatal Care.. Ann Intern Med. 1959;50:243. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-50-1-243_1
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