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The birth of a notion

Hospitals turning to laborists to deliver babies

Dr. Kirti Patel, an OB laborist who works weekends at Morton Hospital in Taunton, checks on patient Angela Lu and her newborn, Aiden Jin Lu. Dr. Kirti Patel, an OB laborist who works weekends at Morton Hospital in Taunton, checks on patient Angela Lu and her newborn, Aiden Jin Lu. (Rose Lincoln for the Boston Globe)
By Liz Kowalczyk
Globe Staff / February 22, 2009

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