March 2018

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 he returned, he recommended that […] In the context of obstetrical history in the United States since the 1914 publication of Dr. J. Whitridge Williams’ little 128-page book {“Twilight Sleep: Simple Discoveries in Painless Childbirth”}, the “behind the scenes” information it reveals is the political equivalent of the Pentagon Papers, in that it shows us what was hidden and why. It’s […]