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July 2017

WEBTREATS are quick guides to Internet resources prepared by Resource Center Librarians.


The Resource Center is the College library, Historical Collection, and History Museum. We have over 15,000 volumes, 450 journal titles, 400 reference files, the College publication archives, the J. Bay Jacobs Library for the History of Obstetrics and Gynecology in America, and the Ralph W. Hale MD, History Museum.


This award carries a stipend of $5,000 to be used to defray expenses while spending a month in the College Resource Center historical collection--and other medical/historical collections in the DC area--performing research into some area of American obstetric-gynecologic history.


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Number Number 665, June 2016

ABSTRACT: Considerable uncertainty exists about what constitutes appropriate levels of protection for adolescents as research participants and about the need for parental permission. The ethical principles that govern research include respect for individuals, beneficence, and justice, as articulated in the Belmont Report. Researchers should be familiar with and adhere to current federal regulations 45 C.F.R. § 46, and federal and state laws that affect research with minors. Investigators should understand the importance of caregiver permission—and ethically appropriate situations in which to ...


MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) bibliographic database of more than 15 million articles in more than 3800 medical journals.  PubMed is the National Library of Medicine's free version of MEDLINE.


This WebTreat - Searching the Cochrane Library on Wiley InterScience, prepared by Resource Center Librarians from other sources, is provided for information only.  Referral to these sites does not imply the endorsement of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of either the organization or their contents, expressed views, programs, or political activities.


Number Number 639, September 2015

(Reaffirmed 2017)

ABSTRACT: Information from vital records is critical to identify and quantify health-related issues and to measure progress toward quality improvement and public health goals. In particular, maternal and infant mortality serve as important indicators of the nation’s health, thereby influencing policy development, funding of programs and research, and measures of health care quality. Accurate and timely documentation of births and deaths is essential to high-quality vital statistics. This Committee Opinion describes the process by which births, maternal deaths, and fetal deaths are registered;...


This list of Evidence-based Medicine resources, prepared by the College Resource Center Librarians from other sources, is provided for information only.  Referral to these sites does not imply the endorsement of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of either the organization or their contents, expressed views, programs, or political activities.


American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists President John C. Jennings, MD, and American Society of Anesthesiologists® President Jane C.K. Fitch, MD, released the following statement today: "The study published today in Health Affairs regarding variability in obstetrical complications demonstrates the need for constructive efforts to improve care for women and babies across America. Not surprisingly, the study found remarkable levels of variability between low-performing and high-performing hospitals. American women, and their families, deserve better.


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