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[96]           Some readers might be startled by the fact that Mrs. Poppins didn’t slap the baby to get him to start breathing. This manner of resuscitation only enjoyed but a short vogue in medical history, in the beginning of the 20th century, and even today is no longer practiced.

An anonymous physician spanking a new-born baby, believing it's the best way to welcome the child into this world. He might have a point, but it's no longer acceptable.

Tough some parents still use it to resuscitate a sleepy brain. Do you approve?

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