Medicine: Without Fear

Too many expectant mothers go to the delivery room terrified of what may be about to happen. Many of their fears are baseless, but, says noted Gynecologist James Ramsdell Bloss in the current Journal of the American Medical Association, it does little good merely to pooh-pooh them. By the time the expectant mother has listened to all the superstitions lurking in old wives' tales, heard the faddists explain the newest wrinkle in anesthesia, and read, in the women's magazines, about the latest mysterious blood factor, her fears have become very real to her....

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