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June 8, 1912

What Constitutes the Management of Normal Labor?

Author Affiliations

Kansas City, Mo. Chairman of the Section of Obstetrics of the Jackson County (Mo.) Medical Society.

JAMA. 1912;LVIII(23):1772. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260060121021

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To the Editor:  —In The Journal (January 27, p. 274) is an article entitled "The Management of Normal Labor." In this paper, so many statements are made which do not coincide in technic with the generally accepted teaching of our modern schools, that the Section of Obstetrics of the Jackson County Medical Society desires to register a criticism of some of the errors which are in evidence, many of which have been noted singly, as witness the following correspondence already printed in The Journal: February 10, p. 428; February 24, p. 576; March 2, p. 649, and March 22, p. 880.It seems the most encouraging indication of the present attitude of the profession toward this subject which, for all time, has been the most important but the least understood and most abused branch of our art, that such a storm of protest has been aroused, especially from the country

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