Regarding your recent article on medical malpractice, even medical students circa 1988 knew that the labor-inducing drug Pitocin is to be given slowly and intravenously and that you don't push the baby out with your hand ("Court overturns judgment against Johns Hopkins in malpractice case," July 11).

Humans are evolving with greater access to obstetricians, and devolving by thinking they should use midwives instead. Access to midwives alone is like losing a healthy child trying to deliver at the Superdome during Hurricane Katrina. Faith in midwives is disease causing and it shouldn't be lucrative.

Theodore Houk