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JAMA 100 Years Ago
November 23/30, 2011

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JAMA. 2011;306(20):2274. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.1696

AN ATTEMPT TO SIDE-TRACK UNWELCOME ADVICE

The physician is often amused, sometimes vexed, and occasionally hindered in the course of treatment he is carrying out, by plausible advice given to patients by well-meaning friends. A physician sends us a copy of a placard which he found displayed in the home of a newborn babe under his care:

Any lady who has ever raised a child, or lived within 1 mile of where one was raised, will please relate the conditions to us, making any suggestions you can regarding the care of mother and child, as our nurse has only had seven years' experience; besides our doctor didn't know his business. We hereby agree to use any and all remedies suggested.

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