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February 24, 1912

The Army Canteen

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Warwick, N. D.

JAMA. 1912;LVIII(8):576. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260020259029

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To the Editor:  —I imagine your motto must be "worse and more of it." In The Journal for February 10, page 429, you have a comment, in which you first apologize for the article on "Management of Normal Labor," in the issue of January 27, and then say that the writer had in mind the country practitioner. Now, do you think that is a fair and just statement? Do you think that the country practitioner is so grossly ignorant of asepsis as to place a culture medium of petrolatum in the parturient canal during labor? Do you think that he is so far behind his city brother that he does not use gloves in all labor cases? Now, if you really meant what you said in your comment, I would ask you to carry your mind back to Danville, Ky., the home of Dr. Ephraim McDowell; he was a country

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