The past year has brought forth a number of new obstetric texts. Four textbooks on the general subject of obstetrics and one monograph on abortion have appeared in America, and now comes Titus' book on the "Management of Obstetric Difficulties." The complications and problems of pregnancy, labor and the puerperium are included. The book opens with a discussion of sterility. The causes of sterility and the methods of investigation are well given. All the voluminous literature on this subject cannot be reviewed in a handbook of this size, but an excellent discussion is given from which the student or the practitioner may derive much information. Methods of treatment are well presented. In the illustration depicting the treatment of endocervicitis by cautery, the cautery point shown is the heavy Paquelin type rather than the fine platinum wire loop favored by most gynecologists.
The diagnosis of pregnancy is well handled, and the