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From The CriticsReviewer: Randall S. Kuhlmann, MD, PhD (Medical College of Wisconsin)
Description: This new book's emphasis is on the many aspects of operative obstetrics. Each subject is dissected carefully, revealing management plans and their associated risks. A unique feature of this book is the discussion of ethical, moral, and medicolegal issues.
Purpose: The purpose is to review the various topics of operative obstetrics and evaluate many management strategies. The risk-to-benefit ratio is well addressed in the majority of the chapters. Overall, the book has met the authors' objectives.
Audience: The audience includes the "student" of obstetrics. The authors and editors are credible authorities on their respective subjects.
Features: The book is very nicely illustrated. References are up-to-date and provide the reader with the ability to identify specific current articles as well as the classical ones. A unique feature is the way the pros and cons of a given procedure are presented. The schematics and illustrations are very nice.
Assessment: This book is useful to the obstetrical resident, student physician, and practitioner of obstetrics. Where pertinent, the medicolegal issues are well addressed, a feature unique to this book. Libraries and bookstores should carry this book.