In this book the reviewer recognizes an old friend, for he has for years recommended it to pregnant women who were desirous of information concerning pregnancy and labor. It has long served a useful purpose in affording simple and easily understandable explanations of the problems of reproduction to women who feel that they may be happier for having an elementary understanding of that important and complicated process which is going on within their own bodies. Too detailed and complicated discussion is avoided, and care has been taken not to print matter concerning the complications of pregnancy and labor which might alarm pregnant women. Additions and changes have been made which bring the book abreast of the times. One may note particularly the inclusion of a brief explanation of the Aschheim-Zondek test and a discussion of the newer methods of anesthesia and analgesia.
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