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September 23, 1922


JAMA. 1922;79(13):1064. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640130056024

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Prussia's New Regulation in Regard to Midwives  The main feature of Prussia's new law with respect to midwives lies in the provision that in the future a special permit must be secured before a person can settle in any locality in Prussia for the purpose of practicing midwifery. The state plans to issue permits to only a limited number of midwives in a given district, basing the estimate of the needs on the average number of births occurring in the district. Midwives will, however, have the right to practice outside their own district. Besides giving advice to prospective mothers and taking charge during their confinement, midwives are expected to use their endeavors to promote the breast feeding of infants, and will also participate in public infant welfare. In the past, midwives often accepted employment of various kinds that tended to distract their attention from their regular line of work, for

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