Medicine: Doctor's Dilemma

Teresa Gonzales is the wife of a bricklayer living in Colonia Mexicana, the dirt-poor shack town of Brownsville, Texas. Now 35, Mrs. Gonzales has had four children in 13 years. The first died in infancy. The next two, both girls, were delivered by dangerous high-forceps methods. Fortnight ago, Teresa Gonzales was to be delivered of her fourth child.

The family physician, Dr. John M. Stephens, 37, a rangy, mustached Calif or-nian, had his patient Xrayed. The fetus, he found, was lying in a wrong position and its head was much too big for normal delivery....

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