|G. M. Morley, MB ChB
P. O. Box 181
Northport, MI 49670
August 29, 2001
To Whom It May Concern:
Name: GEORGE MALCOLM MORLEY, MB ChB FACOG
Curriculum. Vitae. I graduated from Edinburgh University medical School in 1957, completed a rotating membership in Michigan in 1958 and completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology in 1962 when I began private practice. I became board certified in obstetrics and gynecology in 1966 and am currently a member of Michigan State Medical Society and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. I retired from practice in 1999.
Publications: A full review article entitled Cord Closure: Can Hasty Clamping Injure the Newborn? In OBG MANAGEMENT, July 1998. Two letters published in OBG MANAGEMENT in February 1998 and May 1999. Four letters published in OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY in August 2000, January 2001, and in June 2001 (2).
The basic premises on which Ms Young's complaint is founded are:
1. That immediately after the birth of all children, the cord and placenta continue to supply the child with oxygen and blood.
2. That after the lungs are supplying the child with oxygen and after the child has received enough blood from the placenta for optimal survival, the cord vessels close naturally.
3. That interruption of the placental supply of oxygen and blood by means of a cord clamp before the lungs are functioning and before the child has attained an optimal blood volume may cause permanent injury to the child.
My publications and all other publications in my possession support the truth of the above premises.
The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG Educational Bulletin 216, Nov. 1995) and the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC Policy Statement No. 89, May 2000) advise immediate clamping of the cord at birth. Because of this advise and current early cord clamping habits fostered by the profession, few newborns today have optimal oxygenation or optimal blood volumes; many are needlessly injured by premature cord clamping.
I AM WILLING TO TESTIFY AND OFFER PROOF that immediate cord clamping at birth causes attention deficit disorders, learning disabilities, behavioral disorders, mental retardation, respiratory distress syndrome, and intraventricular hemorrhage, and cerebral palsy.
G. M. MORLEY, signature and date: August 29, 2001
MARTHA L. ROBERTS, NOTARY PUBLIC
LEELANAU COUNTY, MICHIGAN
(My commission Expires: August 11, 2003)