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cervix to control the hemorrhage, forceps or breech extraction being resorted to when the presenting part reaches the pelvic floor. Intrauterine irrigation after the extraction of the placenta and tamponing with iodoform gauze is then used. In cases where the cervix is sufficiently dilated and the membranes cannot be reached for rupture, Dr. Davis advises immediate delivery by abdominal Cesarean section. In cases of central placenta previa conducted outside of the hospital, perforation of the structure with the delivery of the foot after Braxton-Hicks version is advised, the delivery being conducted as slowly as possible. In view of the extensive experience of the author the section on obstetric operations should be regarded as authoritative. In the discussion on the use of the forceps attention is widely called to the necessity of making an application only where the head is well engaged and has molded and is moreover in a position and with a presentation favorable for vaginal delivery. In the chapter on Cesarean section Dr. Davis describes the classical operation with delivery of the uterus outside of the abdomen before incision and extraction of the child. The author warns against abdominal Cesarean section in septic cases followed by hysterectomy and then dropping the stump. He insists that the latter should always be anchored outside of the peritoneal cavity. He is convinced that two-thirds of the septic cases in which abdominal Cesarean section is indicated can be saved by hysterectomy with external treatment of the stump. Dr. Davis considers the abdominal Cesarean a satisfactory method in placenta previa where no vaginal manipulation has been done. As already stated he only favors it in eclampsia after conservative methods have been employed and the cervix is undilated. In the concluding chapter the medical legal aspects of obstetric practice are described. Attention is called to the legal responsibility for the occurrence of septic infection as it concerns the general practitioner who does not limit his practice to aseptic cases. It is assumed that the patient takes the risk in such instances. Dr. Davis believes that the practitioner who makes no effort to repair extensive lacerations should be held liable for damages although the fact that lacerations have occurred does not necessarily reflect upon him, nor should failure of union be considered evidence of negligence or incompetence. The questions of sterilization, therapeutic and criminal abortion, and infanticide are also discussed in concluding this chapter. The book is well made, the text is concise yet complete, the illustrations clear and appropriate, and the work as a whole worthy of its author.

THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF OBSTETRICS. By Joseph B. De Lee, A.M., M.D., Professor of Obstetrics at the Northwestern University Medical School; Obstetrician to the Chicago Lying-In Hospital and Dispensary, and to Wesley and Mercy Hospitals; Consulting Osbtetrician to Cook County and Provident Hospitals, etc. With

938 illustrations 175 of them in colors. Second Edition. W. B. Saunders, Philadelphia and London, 1915.

The second edition of Dr. De Lee's valuable book appears only two years after its original presentation. Considerable new matter and many new illustrations have been added, recent developments have required the enlargement of the chapters on the Abderhalden test, twilight sleep, dry labor, labor in old primiparae, blood pressure, and extraperitoneal Cesarean section. The subject matter is illustrated by a large number of very satisfactory pictures and in view of the mass of detail connected with obstetrics a great deal of the same is presented in smaller type. Operations are also largely described by means of explanatory legends under the illustrations. The many favorable criticisms which accompanied the appearance of the first issue of Dr. De Lee's book will undoubtedly be duplicated for the second thoroughly revised edition.


From July, 1915 to January, 1916.


COUPIN, H., Predetermination of sex. (Presse Med., Vol. xxiii, No. 34, July 26, 1915).

EHRENFEST, H., Reappearance of menstruation after childbirth.

Obst., Vol. 1xxii, No. 4, October, 1915).

(Amer. Jour.

HOWARD, W. L., Opposite sex twins in one body. (N. Y. Med. Jour., Vol. cii,
No. 17, October 23, 1915).

JUDD, C. H., Sterility; causes and treatment with original stem pessary. (Amer.
Jour. Obst., Vol. lxxii, No. 4, October, 1915).
MCEWAN, J. S., Uterus duplex; report of case.
11, No. 2, August, 1915).

MARSTELLER, A. A., Vicarious menstruation.

(Florida Med. Assn. Jour., Vol.

(Old Dominion Journal of Medi1915).

cine and Surgery, Vol. xxi, No. 2, August, NOVAK, E., Relation between degree of menstrual reaction in endometrium and clinical character of menstruation. (Surg. Gynec. and Obst., Vol. xxi, No. 3, September, 1915).

PIERCE, C. H., Outlet pelvimetry; new pelvimeter for measuring transverse and posterior sagittal diameters. (Amer. Jour. Obst., Vol. lxxii, No. 4, October, 1915). RUNGE, E. and GRUENHAGEN, E., Roentgen measurement of the pelvis. (Monatschr. f. Geburtsh. u. Gynäk., Vol. xlii, No. 4, October, 1915).

SIEGEL, P. W., Occurrence of conception in relation to ovulation. (Deutsche med. Wchenschr., Vol. xli, No. 42, October 14, 1915).

STREETER, G. L., Development of venous sinuses of dura mater in human embryo. (Amer. Jour. Anat., Vol. xviii, No. 2, September, 1915).

WERNER, P., Dwarf growth with polydactylia. (Arch. f. Gynäk., Vol. civ, No. 2, May, 1915).

ZULOAGA, P., Origin of stimulus for mammary-secretions.

et de gynec., Vol. iv, No. 8, August, 1915).

(Arch. mens. d. obst.


ATKINSON, J. L., Management of interrupted pregnancy. (Kentucky Med. Jour.
Vol. xiii, No. 10, September, 1915).
BAUCH, B., Liver functioning in the pregnant.

Vol. xlii, No. 3, September, 1915).
BAUMANN, E., Serodiagnosis of pregnancy.

Vol. xlii, No. 3, September, 1915).

(Monatsschr. f. Geburtsh. u. Gynäk.,

(Monatsschr. f. Geburtsh. u. Gynäk.,

BELL. J. N., Case of leimyofibroma complicating pregnancy. (Amer. Jour. Obst., Vol. 1xxii, No. 6, December, 1915).

BENTHIN, W., Treatment of febrile abortion.

Vol. xlii, No. 2, August, 1915).

(Monatsschr. f. Geburtsh. u. Gynäk.,

BENTHIN, W., Present status of criminal abortion. (Ztschr. f. Geburtsh. u. Gynäk., Vol. 1xxvii, No. 3, August, 3, 1915).

BIGLER, W., Studies of the dynamics of the pulse in the pregnant and parturient. (Ztschr. f. Geburtsh. u. Gynäk., Vol. lxxvii, No. 2, June, 1915).

BOHI, P., Cancer of the placenta; two cases.

May 1, 1915).

BLACK, J. H., Allergic reactions in pregnancy.

(Arch. f. Gynäk., Vol. civ, No. 2,

(Texas State Journal of Medi

cine, Vol. xi, No. 6, October, 1915). BRANSON, L. H., Pelvic neoplasms in pregnancy. (Iowa State Medical Society Journal, Vol. v, No. 12, December, 1915).

BRONFENBRENNER, J., FREELAND, J. R. and SCHLESINGER, M. J., Serum skin test for pregnancy and different pathologic conditions. (Amer. Jour. Obst., Vol. 1xxii, No. 4, October, 1915).

BUSCHMANN, T. W., Unilateral impairment of kidney in toxemia of pregnancy. (Amer. Jour. Obst., Vol. lxxii, No. 4, October, 1915).

CHALMERS, A. J. and PAPATHEODOROU, D., Administration of emetin dur

ing pregnancy and menstruation. (Jour. Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Vol. xviii, No. 14, July 15 1915).

CHRISTIDES, D. and BESSE, P., Enterogenous albuminuria in pregnant women. (Rev. Med. de la Suissee Romande, Vol. xxxv, No. 10, October, 1915). COSTA, N. P., Stroganoff's prophylactic method of treating eclampsia. (Semena Medica, Vol. xxii, No. 25, June 24, 1915).

DOEGE, K. W., Thyroid in pregnancy.

2, July, 1915).

(Wisconsin Medical Jour., Vol. xiv, No.

ELLERMANN, V., Variability of duration of pregnancy. (Ugesk. f. Laeger, Vol. lxxvii, No. 30, July 29, 1915).

FARANI, A., Tuberculosis and pregnancy.

November 13, 1915).

(Brazil-Medico., Vol. xxix, No. 43,

FITCH, J. W., Ectopic gestation. (Ohio State Medical Journal, Vol. xi, No. 11, November, 1915).

FRANK, R. T. and ROSENBLOOM, J., Physiologically active substances contained in placenta and in corpus luteum. (Surg. Gynec. and Obst., Vol. xxi, No. 5, November, 1915).

FREUND, H., Normal pregnancy after conservative ovariotomy. (Zentralbl. f. Gynäk., Vol. xxxix, No. 30, July 24, 1915).

GILCREEST, J. E., Ectopic gestation. (Texas State Journal of Medicine, Vol. xi, No. 8, December, 1915).

GRIFFITH, W. S. A., Investigation of causes which determine life of fetus in utero. (Jour. Obst. and Gyn. Brit. Emp., Vol. xxvii, Nos. 3-5, March-May, 1915). JASCHKE, R. T., Appendicitis in the pregnant. (Zentralbl. f. Gynäk., Vol. xxxix, No. 37, September 11, 1915).

JEAN, R., Glucuronic acid in urine test of liver functioning in the pregnant.


mens. d'obst. et de gynec., Vol. iv, No. 10, October, 1915). JOHNSON, G. W., Case of twin ectopic pregnancy. (Lancet, Vol. ii, No. 4807, October 16, 1915).

JOSLIN, E. P., Pregnancy and diabetes mellitus. (Boston Medical and Surgical Jour., Vol. clxxiii, No. 22, November 25, 1915).

JUDD, A. M., Roentgen ray diagnosis of pregnancy.

lxxii, No. 2, August, 1915).

JUNG, P., Extra-uterine pregnancy.

August 27, 1915).

(Amer. Jour. Obst., Vol.

(Deutsch. med. Wchnschr., Vol. xl, No. 35,

LANZ, W., Case of tuberculosis of the placenta and fetal membranes. (Arch. f. Gynäk., Vol. civ. No. 2, May 1, 1915).

LENORMANT, C. and HARTMANN, G., Mishaps with tubal pregnancy. (Rev. de Gynec. et de Chir. Abdom., Vol. xxiii, No. 2, August, 1914).

LINDSTEDT, F., Present status of seroreaction in pregnancy; other defensive ferments. (Hygiea, Vol. lxxvii, No. 15, 1915).

LONGAKER, D., Mitral disease and gestation; report of cases.

Obst., Vol. 1xxii, No. 2, August, 1915).

McCARTHY, D. J., Psychoses and neuroses of pregnancy.

Vol. lxxii, No. 2, August, 1915).

(Amer. Jour.

Amer. Jour. Obst.,

MALL, F. P., Cause of tubal pregnancy and fate of inclosed ovum. (Surg. Gyn. and Obst., Vol. xxi, No. 3, September, 1915).

MAYER, A., Influence of ovaries on growth of uterus in the fetus and child, and importance of age period at time of castration. (Ztschr. f. Geburtsh. u. Gynäk., Vol. lxxvii, No. 2, June, 1915).

MACFARLANE, W. D., Extra-uterine gestation with intra-uterine pregnancy, operation, uterine pregnancy proceeding to term. (Glasgow Medical Jour.,

Vol. lxxxiv, No. 2, August, 1915).

MILLER, J. R., Relation of albuminuric retinitis to toxemias of pregnancy. (Amer.
Jour. Obst., Vol. lxxii, No. 2, August, 1915).

MIERS, E. M., Torsion of pedicle of ovarian cyst simulating ruptured extrauterine
pregnancy. (Kansas Medical Society Journal, Vol. xv, No. 12, December, 1915)
MINASSIAN, H. A., Abdominal pregnancy; report of cases. (Iowa State Medical
Society Jour., Vol. v, No. 10, October, 1915).
MOULDEN, R., Toxemia of pregnancy.

January 1916).

MÖGLICH, O., Duration of pregnancy.

No. 25, June 22, 1915).

(Amer. Jour. Obst., Vol. lxxiii, No. 1,

(München. med. Wchenschr., Vol. lxii,

NIJHOFF, G. C., Hemorrhage with ruptured tubal pregnancy.

(Nederl. Tijdschr.

v. Geneeskunde, Vol. 11, No. 4, July 24, 1915). O'CONNOR, B. J., Medical treatment of incomplete abortion. (Kentucky Med. Jour., Vol. viii, No. 13, December, 1915).

ORLOVIUS, M., Creatinin test of functioning of diseased kidneys in the pregnant. (Ztschr. f. Geburtsh. u. Gynak., Vol. lxxvii, No. 2, June, 1915).

PINARD, A., Hygiene of the child before its birth. (Ann. de gynec. et d'obst., Vol. Ixi, No. 11, May-June, 1915).

POLLARD, T. G., Ectopic pregnancy.
Vol. viii, No. 8, December, 1915).

(Tennessee State Medical Assn. Jour.,

(New Jersey Med. Soc. Jour., Vol.

PRICE, N. G., Acute pyelitis of pregnancy.

xii, No. 9, September, 1915).

SCAGLIONE, S., Serum of the pregnant and of parturients has no action on implants of embryonal tissue in rats. (Tumori, Vol. iv, No. 6, May-June, 1915). SCHULTZE, B. S., Duration of pregnancy. (Zentralbl. f. Gynäk., Vol. xxxix, No.

28, July, 10, 1915).

SCHRODER, R., Is eclampsia result of toxic action of decomposing albumin? (Berl. klin. Wchnschr., Vol. lii, No. 25, June 21, 1915).

SCHMIDT, L. E., Nephrectomy during pregnancy; report of cases. (Surg. Gynec. and Obst., Vol. xxi, No. 6, December, 1915).

SCHMIDT, P., Intra-uterine transmission of paratyphoid. (Deutsch. med. Wchnschr., Vol. xli, No. 31, July 29, 1915).

SCHWEITZER, B., Causes, prevention and treatment of artificial perforation of the uterus in abortion cases. (Monatschr. f. Geburtsh. u. Gynäk., Vol. xlii, No. 2, August, 1915).

SEEDORFF, M., Case of ruptured ovarian pregnancy.

u. Gynäk., Vol. xlii, No. 1, July, 1915).

SOUKAHNOFF, S. A., Epilepsy and pregnancy.

March 7, 1915).

(Monatschr. f. Geburtsh.

(Russk. Vrach, Vol. xiv, No. 10,

SNODGRESS, W. A., Ectopic gestation. (Ark. Med. Soc. Jour., Vol. xii, No. 3, August, 1915).

TIEGEL, G., Case of cervical placenta. (Ztschr. f. Geburtsh. u. Gynäk., Vol. lxxvii, No. 2, June, 1915).

TUDER, T. J., Treatment of eclampsia. (Southern Medical Jour., Vol. viii, No. 9, September, 1915).

UNTERBERGER, F., Ovariotomy during pregnancy. (Duetsch. med. Wchnschr., Vol. xli, No. 35, August 26, 1915).

VEIT J., Treatment of eclampsia. (Therap. d. Gegenw., Vol. Ivi, No. 8, August, 1915).

WEAVER, A. J., Appendicitis complicating pregnancy, labor and puerperium. (Kansas Medical Society Journal, Vol. xv, No. 12, December, 1915). WERNER, P., Functioning of the tubular and glomerular systems in the kidney during pregnancy. (Arch. f. Gynäk., Vol. civ, No. 3, August 28, 1915). WERNER, P., Modern treatment of eclampsia. (Therapeut. Monat., Vol. xxix, No. 11, November, 1915).

WINTER, G., Treatment of eclampsia in the home. (Med. Klinik, Vol. ix, No. 49, December 5, 1915).


ASANA, D. J., Abnormal labor cases. (Indian Med. Gaz., Vol. 1, No. 9, September, 1915).

ASTLEY, C. M., Shoulder presentations; report of three cases. (Amer. Jour. Obst., Vol. 1xxii, No. 2, August, 1915).

BOLDT, H. J., Management of laceration of the cervix during delivery. (Monatschr. f. Geburtsh. u. Gynäk., Vol. xlii, No. 4, October, 1915). CARTER, P. J., Method to lessen perineal and extensive vaginal tears during childbirth. (New Orleans Med. and Surg. Jour., Vol. lxviii, No. 3, September, 1915).

HELLIER, J. B., Case of placenta previa with threatened puerperal eclampsia treated by Cesarean section. (Lancet, Vol. ii, No. 4797, August 7, 1915). HEANEY, N. S., Nitrous oxid in labor. (Surg. Gyn. and Obst., Vol. xxi, No. 3, September, 1915).

HORNSTEIN, M., Contracted pelvis and difficult labor.

Vol. lxxii, No. 3, September 1915).

(Amer. Jour. Obst.,

KEHRER, E., Loosening up and rupture of the symphysis. (Monatschr. f. Ge

burtsh. u. Gynäk., Vol. xlii, No. 4, October, 1915).

JASCHKE, R. T., Hirschsprung's disease preventing delivery.

Gynäk., Vol. xxxix, No. 43, October 23, 1915).

(Zentralbl. f.

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