Williams Obstetrics: 23rd Edition: 23rd Edition

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McGraw Hill Professional, Nov 6, 2009 - Medical - 1404 pages
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The leading obstetrics reference for more than a century -- now in full-color and with a greater emphasis on evidence-based practice

Written by a team of expert authors from world-renowned Parkland Hospital, this rigorously referenced, landmark resource tells you everything you need to know about the practice of obstetrics in a unified, consistent tone not found in other texts.

For decades, ob-gyn practitioners and residents have hailed the book for its thoroughness, scientific orientation, and practical applicability at the bedside. Williams Obstetrics is reinforced throughout by a timely emphasis on evidence-based medicine, supported by state-of-the-art ultrasound images and original illustrations. The book's comprehensive coverage begins with an incisive look at maternal anatomy and physiology, and fetal growth and development. The text then progresses to the antepartum period, labor and delivery, the fetus and newborn, the peurperium period, obstetric complications, and medical and surgical complications.

New to this Edition

  • 1,100 brand-new, precisely rendered full-color illustrations
  • Evidence-based medicine is highlighted in the text through the use of icons, better familiarizing you with the latest clinical guidelines and standards of care
  • Greater use of headings and subheadings to quickly lead you to the content you need
  • Improved algorithms and tables clearly and concisely present Class I evidence for diagnosis and treatment
  • In-depth coverage of abnormal obstetrics -- from obstetrical hemorrhage and preterm birth, to reproductive tract abnormalities -- provides the most clinically relevant perspectives in this pivotal area

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User Review  - empress8411 - LibraryThing

This is an out of date copy of a well used textbook. I enjoyed reading it, even if the pages where faded and the techniques old. An excellent introduction, if you want to just get a brief overview. Read full review

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User Review  - Juvenal Nkeramahame - Goodreads

I think this is the best book for Obstetrics for an undergraduate. Even postgraduates. It's so detailed and presents results of research studies other than gossip unlike other textbooks do Read full review

Contents

OVERVIEW
2
Prenatal Care 189 Fetal Therapy
287
Affect the Fetus
312
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About the author (2009)

F. Gary Cunningham, MD
Beatrice & Miguel Elias Distinguished Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chairman Emeritus, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Kenneth J. Leveno, MD
Professor and Chief of Obstetrics
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX Steven L. Bloom, MD
Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX John C. Hauth, MD
Professor, Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL Dwight Rouse, MD
Director of Obstetrical Complications Clinics
Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL Catherine Y. Spong, MD
Bethesda, MD

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