Practical Manual of Obstetrics Amitava Pal, Rupali Modak
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1Practical Manual of OBSTETRICS
2Practical Manual of OBSTETRICS
Amitava PalMBBS (Hons) DGO MS (G&O) DNBE (G&O) FICMCH Associate Professor Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Burdwan Medical College, Burdwan, West Bengal, India Rupali ModakMBBS (Hons), MD (Gold Medalist) Senior MO Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology RG Kar Medical College Kolkata, West Bengal, India
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Practical Manual of Obstetrics
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This book is written to meet the long-standing demand of the students. It is not a textbook. All the readers are requested to go through a textbook before reading this manual. This manual is very much helpful for undergraduate and postgraduate students of medical fraternity, students of nursing and also for clinicians who practice in the field of obstetrics. Much emphasis is paid on four essential attributes like knowledge, skill, experience and judgment to tackle the different obstetrical problems in day-to-day practice.
This manual mainly deals with the practical aspects of obstetrics including specimen, instruments, operations and to identify, investigate, diagnose and manage more common clinical problems in the field of obstetrics. Essential diagrams, photographs, tables and flow charts have been judiciously selected. The interventions described are based on latest scientific evidence. Majority of the chapters are written in questions and answers form which are commonly asked in examinations. The questions have also been divided into different categories.
So this book is very much helpful for the students for a quick revision purpose before any practical examinations of India and abroad. It may also be used as a bedside guide.
The readers will determine the strength and weakness of this edition. Feedback is always welcome for further revised edition.
Amitava Pal
Rupali Modak
Dr Anita Ray md, Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, IPGMER, SSKM Hospital, Kolkata, has been actively involved from the beginning in the planning and execution of this edition. Her encouragement and support are deeply appreciated.
Dr Debjani Bhadra md, Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, National Medical College, Kolkata, has done an excellent job of revising many of the illustrations of the manual. We greatly appreciate her patience and cooperation. We are especially thankful to Dr SK Mitra Nyogi dmrd, md, Head of the Department of Radio-diagnosis, Burdwan Medical College, Burdwan, for his contribution in the chapter of ultrasonography. We are also indebted to Dr Aloke Kumar Mukherjee dgo, Medical Officer, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Burdwan Medical College, Burdwan, for providing photographs.
We are also thankful to Dr Shibram Chattopadhyay dgo, md, Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Burdwan Medical College, Burdwan and Dr Rabindranath Dalui, md (PGI, Chandigarh), RMO, BMC, Burdwan for their suggestions during writing this book and subsequent proofreading.
We wish to thank to all our colleagues and seniors, Professor Prabir Sengupta, Professor Tapan Kumar Mandal, Professor Sudhir Adhikari, Professor Asis Mukherjee, and Professor Debasis Bhattacharrya, who encouraged us throughout the course of this project.
Lastly, we also thank Shri Jitendar P Vij (Group Chairman), Mr Ankit Vij (Managing Director) and Mr Tarun Duneja (Director-Publishing) of M/s Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd, New Delhi, India, for their expeditious publication of this book within a record time and taken keen interest by them at every stage.