Dr. George Mussalli, left, and Dr. Jaqueline Worth at St. Vincent’s Hospital.
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Village Obstetrics

Village Obstetrics in The New York Times

With the Closing of a Hospital, Women’s Childbirth Options Diminish

By Susan Dominus, The New York Times, April 9, 2010

With the board of St. Vincent’s Medical Centers having voted Tuesday night to close the hospital, New York is losing essential community services, some downtown history — and an obstetrics department some considered unique in the city. It was exceptionally midwife-friendly, and run by Dr. George Mussalli, whose own practice describes itself as a proponent of “minimally invasive obstetrics.”

A version of this article appears in print on April 10, 2010, Section A, Page 17 of the New York edition with the headline: With the Closing of a Hospital, Women’s Childbirth Options Diminish. Photo Credit: Hiroko Masuike for The New York Times


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