Historic Publications

Dr. J.W. Williams: Part 2 ~ Inventing the Economic Engine for America’s private and corporate-owned Hospital System

by faithgibson February 26, 2018

The source for the following information (Parts 1-B, C, & D) is Dr. J. Whitridge Williams’ 1914 book “Twilight Sleep: Simple Discoveries in Painless Childbirth” and other historical documents.  In the early 20th century, Dr. J. W. Williams invented the economic engine that first created and now maintains America’s private, for-profit and most often, corporate-owned hospital […]

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The Dream, the Motives, the Methods & Enduring Impact of 1914 book “Twilight Sleep ~ Simple Discoveries in Painless Childbirth ~ by famous American obstetrician: Part 1 ~ Overview

by faithgibson February 26, 2018

Easy short cut to sare –> https://tinyurl.com/ycee9xv7 { Originally posted in 2010 } I discovered the missing piece of the puzzle in a small book published in 1914 ‘TWILIGHT SLEEP ~ Simple Discoveries in Painless Childbirth“ {click above for access to the original source material}. It was written by Dr. J. Whitridge Williams, a famous obstetrician, with the help of […]

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Intro to an 8-part series on Dr. Williams’ 1914 book “Twilight Sleep”: Simple Discoveries in Painless Childbirth”

by faithgibson February 17, 2018

How I became a Time-Traveler, Storyteller and “Idiot Savant” on the unnecessary medicalization of normal birth by the obstetrical profession in the United States over the course of the 20th century and why this story matters to every American Easy Shortcut to share –> https://tinyurl.com/y8pgewkg The information in this 8-part series on Dr. Williams (original […]

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Prologue & Index ~ 8-part series on famous obstetrician & his 1914 book outlining his plan to monopolize and monetize childbirth services by inventing “elective hospitalization” for healthy maternity patients as ‘paying customer’ & to re-define normal birth as a surgical procedure

by faithgibson February 14, 2018

Note from the author: I first posted these essays in 2010, just two years after first reading Dr. J. Whitridge Williams’ 1914 book “Twilight Sleep: Simple Discoveries in Painless Childbirth“.  When his small, 128-page book was published in 1914, Dr. Williams was highly accomplished as an obstetrician and well-known as the author of “Williams’ Obstetrics” […]

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The Story I hate to tell & no one should have to hear: 2nd half of the Overview

by faithgibson May 5, 2016

  Second half of Overview The bad old days Since 1840, there have been three well-defined, decades-long episodes in which many individuals and groups within the obstetrical profession systematically used, taught and propagated the continuation of poor obstetrical practices that were directly responsible for a substantial increase in maternal mortality and other forms of serious harm […]

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