Medicine: Rest? Guess Again

The young mother has her baby, and snuggles down in her hospital bed for a few days of rest. What does she get? Most often a lot of unnecessary frazzle, a topflight gynecologist told the Chicago Medical Society last week. Fumed the University of Michigan's Dr. Norman F. Miller:

"At some absurd hour in the early morning, she is awakened. The technique used for this cruel intrusion will vary. It may be a thermometer inserted in her mouth, a pitcher of ice water placed on her table, or orders to get washed and readied for a breakfast which commonly arrives an hour...

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