Chapter 2: There had to be a Better Way
A natural athlete, John Bonica took up wrestling, winning the New York City middleweight intercollegiate championship at the age of 17. Two years later, as a sophomore at Long Island University, he won the middleweight regional intercollegiate championship. After this bout, the nation’s foremost wrestling promoter, Vince McMahon, Sr., convinced John to become a WWWF professional wrestler.............
The experience caused Dr. Bonica to think there had to be a better way. It was this personal event that inspired him to initiate a campaign within the medical profession to improve obstetric pain relief and anesthesia during childbirth.