Medicine: In Cleveland

In Fairview Park Hospital, Cleveland, a Mrs. Sam Smith waited to be delivered of her baby; a Mrs. Harry Conrad Smith waited to be delivered of her baby; and a Mrs. Mathew Smith waited to be delivered of her baby. Each knew not of the others; each trusted in the devices which hospitals use to prevent newborn babies from getting mixed up.

The best approved device is to permit only one obstetrical case into the maternity delivery room at a time. Promptly after delivery a piece of adhesive tape is placed on the...

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