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Historic Publications

Historic Publications

Maternal mortality in the past and its relevance to developing countries today Irvine Loudon The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 72, Issue 1, July 2000, Pages 241S–246S, https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcn/72.1.241S Published: 01 July 2000   Spoiler alert:   Midwives: Yes! Over the last two hundred-plus years professional midwives as a normal part of the maternity care system […]

This essay is an excerpt is from another one of my websites  (Healthcare 2.0) originally written and published in 2009. Contemporary Intro to my 11-year old post:  As an ER and L&D nurse, and now as a community-based professional midwife, I have been in the so-called “healthcare business” for my entire adult life, which is […]

XYZ Dr. J. Whitridge Williams imaginary 1st person narrative of his “Plan” ~1914 Book “Twilight Sleep”

by faithgibson April 2, 2018

Dr. J. W. Williams explains is own Plan — the story I call the “Dark Side of the moon: I can imagine Dr. J. Whitridge Williams, as the former chief of obstetrics at Johns Hopkins University Hospital and current Dean of its world-famous medical school, having a sudden moment of inspiration in which the answer to his […]

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Dr. J. Whitridge Williams’ Little Book & the Pentagon Papers: Part 6 Numbers don’t lie

by faithgibson March 31, 2018

https://tinyurl.com/yaw5795v Dr. JWW’s story goes on but unfortunately for him, the numbers don’t lie! Generally, American obstetricians were well aware that Sweden had remarkably superior maternal-infant outcomes, so much so that one of the early influential leaders in obstetrical medicine (Dr. George Kosmak) went to Sweden to study their system. When Dr. Kosmak returned from […]

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Dr. J. Whitridge Williams’ Little Book, the Pentagon Papers & movie “The Post”: Part 5 ~ Intro ~ profound harm caused by Twilight Sleep & Genera Anesthesia

by faithgibson March 20, 2018

https://tinyurl.com/y8udohl6  Since the 1914 publication of Dr. J. Whitridge Williams’ little 128-page book {click here for original source material: “Twilight Sleep: Simple Discoveries in Painless Childbirth”}, the “behind the scenes” information it reveals about the history and impact of obstetrics in the United States is, politically and ethically-speaking, the equivalent of the Pentagon Papers, in that it […]

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