Book Id: 51399 The principles and practice of obstetrics. Hugh L. Hodge.
The principles and practice of obstetrics
The principles and practice of obstetrics
The principles and practice of obstetrics

The principles and practice of obstetrics

Publisher Information: Philadelphia: Blanchard & Lea, 1864.

Hodge, Hugh L. (1796-1873). The principles and practice of obstetrics. xxiv, 17-550pp. 32 lithographed plates; text illustrations. Philadelphia: Blanchard and Lea, 1864. 295 x 235 mm. Original blind-stamped cloth, light edgewear. Occasional light foxing, a few plates starting, but very good.

First Edition. The best American textbook of midwifery in its day. The thirty-two lithographed plates contain one hundred and fifty-nine figures from photographs; these are among the earliest obstetrical illustrations utilizing the new medium of photography, and represent probably the first extensive use of illustrations based on photographs in an obstetrics textbook. “Hodge, nearly blind, dictated this superb textbook from memory to his son. It includes his concept of ‘parallel planes’ at the various levels of the pelvic canal, and his placental forceps for the completion of abortion. The book is very well illustrated” (Garrison-Morton.com 6185).

“Hugh L. Hodge, a professor of obstetrics at the University of Pennsylvania, was a major influence in American obstetrics, largely stemming from his classic work The Principles and Practice of Obstetrics, first published in 1864. In this he gave a detailed critique of forceps design and use, favoring the long forceps as ‘being adapted to every emergency, equally applicable, whether the head be at the inferior of the superior strait, or in the cavity of the pelvis . . .’ He also supported the European practice of attempting correct cephalic application rather than pelvic orientation, which was common in Britain” (Hibbard, The Obstetrician’s Armamentarium, p. 100).

Book Id: 51399

Price: $1,500.00

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