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October 1, 1938

THE STUDENT SECTION of the Journal of the American Medical Association: Devoted to the Educational Interests and Welfare of Medical Students, Interns and Residents in Hospitals

JAMA. 1938;111(14):1333-1344. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790400079044

Obstetric Education


The practice of medicine in America has been the subject of discussion, praise and criticism during the past few years perhaps to a greater extent than during any previous comparable period of time. At no time in our history have American physicians been so aware of the interest of the people in the quality and quantity of medical services available.

The interest always manifested in the illness and death of mothers and infants has resulted in numerous studies of the underlying factors causing the maternal and infant mortality in different parts of the United States. The results of these studies made by medical specialists in their respective fields have been constantly brought to the attention of both the medical profession and the public.

The White House Conference in 1930 studied all phases of the problem and published many volumes which are valuable sources

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