Medicine: Why Mothers Die

The Chicago Medical Society was in a furor last week. In the September American Mercury, Editor Morris Fishbein of the Journal of the American Medical Association had poked gently caustic fun at the elaborate routine of present-day obstetrical practice. He made bold to wonder whether modern mothers-in-child-birth are really better off than those of horse & buggy days. For this heresy the Society demanded that the A. M. A. discipline its spokesman. This the A. M. A. flatly refused to do.

Out of the East, almost simultaneously, came a barrage of statistics to...

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