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September 29, 1894

THE CARE OF PREGNANT WOMEN.Read before the Association of American Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 1894.

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JAMA. 1894;XXIII(13):499-504. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02421180017001h

It is a stirring conviction with many reputable, earnest and progressive obstetricians, that the time has come when we must disclose our power to the world by increasing the usefulness of our labors; and begin to use it for the prevention, as well as for the alleviation, of the sufferings of pregnant women, as has not yet been done, or else get out of the way. In such an event, deliverance will come to this class of suffering women from another source; but woe to those of us who are found at ease with the assumption of this responsibility. The responsibility is tremendous, but the obstetrician can not evade it. He may selfishly shirk it; but it is absolutely out of his province to shift it. That it is our most sacred duty to purpose awakening the profession by arousing one another, until each and every member is fully astir

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