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A hundred years ago:Caesarean section 2: The ideal. December 2017;261(1810):28

Caesarean section 2: The ideal

20 Dec 2017Registered users

'If possible, Caesarean section should be done before the woman is damaged and not after, and if this truth was recognized by the whole profession, I feel sure that Caesarean section would be almost as safe as natural labour. The adoption of rubber gloves, made compulsory by public opinion, if not by law, would undoubtedly save thousands of lives every year. Infection by midwives and sometimes by practitioners makes the operator’s death rate nearly 30 per cent more.'

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