August 2015

 Synopsis:   This critically important but unknown story comes from a very small (28-page) book published in 1914 by a famous American obstetrician — Dr. J. Whitridge Williams. A copy from Stanford’s medical library (Lane Library) collection was digitized as a part of Google’s archival library project and is available on-line as a PDF.   Dr. J. […]

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1349440/pdf/amjph00249-0095.pdf Public Health – Then and Now AJPH October 1988, Vol. 78, No 10 page 1353 Joseph B. DeLee and the Practice of Preventive Obstetrics by Judith Walzer Leavitt, PhD Editorial Comments and Background: Dr. Delee’s impact on childbirth practices in America — ultimately resulting in the complete obstetricalization of maternity care for healthy women — […]

How Normal Childbirth Got Trapped on the Wrong Side of History ~ a manuscript

by faithgibson August 11, 2015

How Normal Childbirth Got Trapped on the Wrong Side of History: The perfect storm that turned healthy childbearing women into the patients of a surgical specialty, and normal childbirth into a surgical procedure ~ the last and most important UNTOLD story of the 20th Century Unpublished manuscript by faith gibson, LM, all rights reserved, 2005 […]

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Saying “no” to medical tests & doctor-driven procedures u don’t need or want

by faithgibson August 4, 2015

Reposted from Medscape Pediatrics © 2015 WebMD, LLC: Seeing My Way to ‘No’ Editor’s Note: This article is republished with permission from the author, Alan R. Schroeder, MD, associate clinical professor (affiliate) of pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine and chief of pediatric inpatient services at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Permission was also […]

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