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July 29, 1999

In response to Carolynn Bauer Zorn's essay, " 'Sleep, Sleep, Sweet Baby Joseph,' " Voices, July 24: I understand her grief and the appreciation of the excellent care her daughter et al. received and thank her for that. Recognition for excellence at times like these is all too rare.

But finishing by lashing out at all of the medical personnel who have devoted their professional lives to the clinical care of and research into childbirth with the aim of making it safer and better is insulting to us to say the least.

The answer or cure of "throw more money at it" rarely yields the simple answers or results desired.

ARTHUR A. FLEISHER II MD

Northridge

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