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September 5, 1891

An Obstetrician's Generous Offer.

JAMA. 1891;XVII(10):379. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410880027007

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—The eminent French professor of obstetrics, Dr. Tarnier, does not forget the lowly village where he was born, named Arc-sur-Fille. He has observed with grief the diminishing natality of his nation, and has determined to give a practical expression to this feeling in a novel manner; he has promised a gift of one hundred francs to every family at Arc-sur-Fille which shall have contributed an infant to the population of France during the year 1892. This is an original way of causing married people to reflect on one branch of their duties in life, but the villages in question can have no reason to complain that they have not received a timely warning.

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