A Community Trust Survey of Prenatal Care in Chicago; A Study of the Importance Pf Prenatal Care and of the Existing Facilities in Local Hospitals a
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...Health Dept. of Chicago, Dec, 1921. f" A Commuj"i.ty Trust Survey 7 # t " I t flow marfyo"fthos'e undercare as private cases would have profited, in physical welfare, by the supervision of a clinic, dispensary, or hospital, during prfgY&iJcy;. iis.imposssibfe, to.f&y. There is no general index of the amount or qmifity-C)f', thc, Brpnata3'ife given by private physicians. That varies with individual practice. Not all, it must be admitted and regretted, live up to the standard of prenatal care set by the leaders of the profession. The question cannot be answered, but nevertheless arises: How many general practitioners actually measure the pelvis, periodically examine the urine and take the blood pressure of the women who trust themselves to their care? Physicians who were met in the course of this investigation and were asked the question replied from "one in ten" to "one in a hundred." Whether are not the institutions offering city wide prenatal care, should give such service to women who expect to be delivered as private patients by physicians and midwives, is a question distinctly controversial. Though only a small proportion of the institutions supplying prenatal care, admit such patients to the clinic, agreement upon this point, as will further be seen in Section 12, and the shaping of policy by the thorough discussion of all those interested, is needed in the Chicago field. e For the present, it is well to remember that there is a large and unprotected group of mothers who are receiving no maternity care by physicians. In 1908, it was found that 47 per cent of the registered births in Chicago were reported by midwives. (a) In 1913, figures indicated that the number had increased...
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