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April 16, 1938


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Chicago. President, Board of Health.

JAMA. 1938;110(16):1301-1302. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790160059020

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To the Editor:—  The regulations for conduct of maternity divisions in New York City stated by Dr. William H. Best (The Journal, April 9, p. 1155) indicate that New York has done an excellent piece of work which should be of value to the rest of the country. The following constructive suggestions concerning the New York rules are offered with the hope that not only New York but also other interested groups will, with equal candor, criticize Chicago's regulations, thereby leading to the formation of the best possible type of procedures.The New York regulations were established "after numerous conferences with leading obstetricians, pediatricians, representatives of the county medical societies, the Academy of Medicine, and various hospital, medical and nursing groups." The Chicago regulations were established by those groups most interested in this type of work, namely, representatives of the Chicago Medical Society, Chicago Gynecological Society, Chicago Hospital Association, Infant

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