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March 9, 1912

The Management of Normal Labor

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Buford, N. D.

JAMA. 1912;LVIII(10):720. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260030118024

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To the Editor:  —I will admit that some of us who practice in the country do lose ourselves to the outside world to a great extent in following those precepts laid down by the masters of twenty or more years ago, but I will not admit that this is the rule. I have seen more medical men vegetating right in the midst of medical activity, research and achievement, than in the country districts. It is my candid belief that there is a greater percentage of medical men in this part of the country who are capable of doing, and are doing, the most modern analytical work in urinary, blood, stomach and culture diagnoses than can usually be found in the cities, and the reason is exceedingly simple. They have no specialists to do this work for them and are thus pushed into reliance on their own efficiency in interpreting the

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