XXX Quotes ~ #4 Dr. JWW’s book “Twilight Sleep: Simple Discoveries in Painless Childbirth” (1914)

by faithgibson September 5, 2015

A Call to Arms, Urging every man to “have a share in the beneficent movement” Whatever your position in the community, you can at least call the attention of your friends and neighbors to this vitally important matter. And it may well be expected that the response will be quick and keen; that knowledge of the […]

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XXX Quotes #3 ~ Dr JWW’s book “TS: Simple Discoveries in Painless Childbirth” (1914)

by faithgibson September 4, 2015

Aside by Dr Williams’ about obstetrical fees p. 81 “The laity should also be taught that a well-conducted hospital is the ideal place for delivery, especially in the case of those with limited incomes. “Moreover, they should learn that the average compensation for obstetric cases is usually quite inadequate; and should realize, … that doctors who are […]

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XXX Four topics – Quoted Dr J. Whitridge Williams’ book “TS: Simple Discoveries in Painless Childbirth (1914)

by faithgibson September 3, 2015

Physiological normalcy as an impediment to medicalization That word “physiological” has all along stood as a barrier in the way of progress. The truth is that in assuming an upright posture and in developing an enormous brain, the human race has so modified the conditions incident to child-bearing as to put upon the mother a […]

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XYZ ~ Excerpt: “How the Invention of Elective Hospitalization became the Economic Engine for General Hospitals in the US:  

by faithgibson August 28, 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. […]

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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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