Medicine: One Every Year?

People who practice "planned parent hood" believe that babies should be born at two-year intervals. This cherished tenet is wrong — if Johns Hopkins' Dr. Nichol son Joseph Eastman is right. Last week he asserted (in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology) that the two-year interval was deduced from obsolete statistics.

After riffling through records of some 35,188 obstetric cases, Dr. Eastman concluded that: i) a baby born twelve months after a previous birth has just as good a chance to be healthy as one that has had to wait longer;...

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