Childbirth: The medicalization of obstetrics

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Philip K. Wilson
Taylor & Francis, 1996 - Social Science - 396 pages

Twenty-nine collected essays represent a critical history of Shakespeare's play as text and as theater, beginning with Samuel Johnson in 1765, and ending with a review of the Royal Shakespeare Company production in 1991. The criticism centers on three aspects of the play: the love/friendship debate.

 

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Contents

A Historical View
3
The Regulation of English Midwives in the Sixteenth
21
The Regulation of English Midwives in the Eighteenth
32
Smolletts Defence of Dr Smellie in The Critical Review
43
When and Why Were Male Physicians Employed
55
Her Future in the United States
65
A Crisis
96
A Conflict
110
Paradigms of Women as Maternity
209
The Structure of a Clinical
234
The Technocratic Model of Birth
247
The Study of the Infants Body and of the Pregnant Womb
294
The History of the Obstetric Forceps
311
The Prophylactic Forceps Operation
320
A Criticism of Certain Tendencies in American Obstetrics
331
II A Revised
339

A Plea for a ProMaternity Hospital
137
Are We Satisfied with the Results of AnteNatal Care?
147
Prenatal Care and Its Evolution in America
157
The Uses of Expertise in DoctorPatient Encounters
199
Obstetricians and
345
An Application of
353
Acknowledgments 391
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