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February 24, 1912

The Army Canteen

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Dillon, Mont.

JAMA. 1912;LVIII(8):576. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260020259028

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To the Editor:  —I do not hesitate to express my surprise that you should have allowed the article on "Management of Normal Labor" to escape your eye—and blue pencil. I was pleased to note, in the following issue, several short but valuable letters concerning the article. What I wish to correct, however, is not the article itself, that having been thoroughly done, but the suggestion of the editor that this twenty-year-old summary was intended "for the country practitioner."For more than ten years, I have practiced medicine in a western town of less than 2,000 persons, situated in a ranching community. During that time there has not been a death in the town or within many miles of it due to the lack of proper obstetrics, nor one case of serious puerperal sepsis known to me; and news travels far and fast in such communities. Our people have been educated

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