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Williams Obstetrics

2019-06-19 21:43:12.500912+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

Williams Obstetrics and Male Chauvinism

The 15th edition of Williams Obstetrics (1976) was edited by Jack Pritchard and Paul MacDonald, both from Parkland Hospital in Dallas. They were huge personalities and giants in their time. The 15th edition was a significant revision of the 14th edition, edited by Louis Hellman with Pritchard assisting. The 15th edition was all Parkland and is filled with a special type of arrogance. Collectors of these books will know that the 15th edition is remarkable for an entry in its index:

There follows a picture of the index, with the entry "Chauvinism, male, variable amounts 1-923".

The 16th edition had updated page numbers.

The punch-line is that the index compiler was "Ms. Signe Pritchard", Jack Pritchard's wife...

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