When requested by the Chairman of the Committee on Midwifery of the Association for the Study and Prevention of Infant Mortality to prepare a paper on the midwife problem, I felt that important information on the subject might be elicited by interrogating the teachers of obstetrics throughout the country. Accordingly, I prepared a questionnaire, containing some fifty questions, which is appended, and which was sent to the professors in the 120 medical schools giving a full four-year course. Forty-three professors, representing schools in every section of the country, were good enough to reply.
As some of the queries were decidedly personal in character, I promised not to mention the names of those replying, or the schools with which they are connected; but at the same time I stated that I should feel free to use whatever information might be supplied. It is with great pleasure that I take this opportunity