Manual of Obstetrics E-book

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Dec 30, 2015 - Medical - 650 pages

This book is based on the classic ‘Holland and Brews Manual of Obstetrics’. The fourth edition is comprehensive with clear concepts, concrete up-to-date knowledge and student friendly "one stop obstetrics textbook". Basic principles, investigations, management options as well as the recent advances have all been explained in a simple and systematic manner. The information given is evidence based and as per international guidelines and management protocols.

Salient Features

  • Every chapter has been thoroughly revised and updated with recent advances in Obstetrics
  • The book has been made comprehensive with addition of new content, algorithms, figures, drug regimens and tables
  • Several new chapters, Decision Making in Obstetrics, Management of Post-caesarean Pregnancy, Obstetric History Taking, Obstetric Examination, Labour Care – Ready Reckoner added
  • Chapters on Specimens and Instruments in Obstetrics have been added to aid students to prepare for viva voce
  • The format is modified to help not only students in obstetrics but also the practicing obstetricians
  • Points to Remember added with each chapter highlighting important information

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Section I Basics of Reproduction
Section II Normal Pregnancy
Section III Medical surgical and gynaecological disorders in pregnancy
Section IV Obstetric Disorders in Pregnancy
Section V Normal Labour
Section VI Abnormal labour
Section VII Puerperium
Section VIII Drugs in Obstetrics
Section X Obstetric interventions and surgeries
Section XI Safe motherhood
Section XII The newborn infant
Section XIII Contraception and termination of pregnancy
Section XIV Contemporary Obstetric Practice
Section XV Clinical aspects in obstetrics and gynaecology
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Section IX Investigations in obstetric practice and assessment of fetal well being

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About the author (2015)

Dr Sudip Chakravarti is currently working as Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Vivekananda Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Kolkata. He is the former President of Bengal Obstetric and Gynaecological society and Vice President of Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI).

Dr Muralidhar V Pai is the Professor & Head, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal. He has an experience of 28 years in teaching undergraduate students.


• Best Teacher Award, KMC, Manipal 2010, 2012 and 2013

• Corresponding National Editor of Indian Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology since 2011

• External Examiner for Final Professional Exams at The National University of Malaysia, Mar 2007

• External Examiner for Final Professional Exams at Kathmandu University, Nepal, Jan 2011

• Peer reviewer of Medical Journal of Malaysia since 2004

• National Chairman of FOGSI Public Awareness Committee for 2004

• International Fellowships (UICC, Indo-Belgian, Loma Linda, Washington, Minnesota Universities )

• President, Manipal Obstetrics & Gynecological Society 2009 - 2010


• Professor & Head of Ob/Gyn, Melaka Manipal Medical College, Malaysia Nov 2000 - Jun 2002, Jul 2004 -May 2007

• 28 years, UG and 25 years PG teaching & clinical experience at KMC Manipal

• Undergraduate & postgraduate examiner at several universities in India & MMMC, Malaysia

• 85 Publications, 188 presentations at national and international level

Overseas training in

• Assisted Reproductive Techniques at Loma Linda University, California, USA, 1992

• Management of trophoblastic diseases at Charing Cross Hospital, London, UK, 1992

• Gynecological endoscopic surgery at Oldenburg, Hamburg & Kolon, Germany, 1996

• Management of Carcinoma of cervix, Washington University, St Louis, USA, 1999

• Assisted Reproductive Technique, Washington Unversity, St Louis, USA, 1999

• Assisted Reproductive Technique, Brussels Free University, Brussels, Belgium, 2000


• Dy Director Planning, Manipal University, designed and edited the initial web-site of Manipal University (, 1997-2000

• Founder Medical Superintendent of Central Referral Hospital, Sikkim, Mar - Aug 1997.

Dr Prahlad Khustagi is working as Professor in Obstetrics-Gynecology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, A constituent unit of Manipal University.

He has set up Academic Departments in University Medical Colleges in Nepal and Saudi Arabia; Clinical - Academic Units of Obstetrics-Gynecology at the Udupi Campus of Kasturba Medical College in India; Al Ahsa of King Faisal University in Saudi Arabia; Urogynecology Services at University Teaching Hospital in Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia.

He is the co-editor for the book on ‘Medical Disorders in Pregnancy - an update’ (ed) Hiralal Konar, Pralhad Kushtagi

FOGSI-JayPee Publications, 2006

Fellowships/Visiting positions

1. Fellow, Royal Society of Health, London (1982-)

2. Fellow, College of Chest Physicians, India Chapter (1982-)

3. Fellow, Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, London (1982-)

4. Fellow, Academy of General Education, Manipal (1988)

5. Fellow, International Union Against Cancer, UICC (1993)

6. Fellow, Indian College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (2007)

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