In 1903 appeared the first edition of Williams' "Obstetrics." It was an excellent book, both for students and for practitioners, and it received an immediate and wide recognition. At the time of Whitridge Williams' death the book had gone through six editions. During the period during which these six editions had appeared, the pupils of Williams had come to occupy university positions and important hospital positions all over the country. When a new edition was needed, one of these pupils took up the task of his former teacher. Since then, three editions have appeared from the hand of Dr. Stander, of which this is his third revision and the last.
The book is so widely known that extended comment would seem unnecessary. It is one of the two leading textbooks on obstetrics of the United States, and it is probably used in more schools than any other single book. If