The Bed-Rest Hoax ~ The case against a venerable pregnancy treatment ~ link to Harper’s Magazine article

by faithgibson on March 29, 2016

in Contemporary Childbirth Politics

This article will knock your socks off — good, funny, factual

It’s a sad comment on decades of bad advice already well-known  by cardiologists. In the early 1900s they discovered that “strict bedrest” for men who’d had a heart attack, or a host of other cardiac conditions, died at a much higher rate when medically-recommend was strictly adhered to or enforced in hospitalized patients. I guess the right hand didn’t know what the left hand was doing in medical schools, when obstetrical professors didn’t hang around with professors of cardiology.

The Bed-Rest Hoax ~ The case against a venerable pregnancy treatment



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