Childbirth: The medicalization of obstetrics
Philip K. Wilson
Taylor & Francis, 1996 - Social Science - 396 pages
First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Surveys important issues in the history of medicine Although there is substantial literature on childbirth, it typically lacks the full medical, historical, and social context that these volumes provide. This series fills the gap in many institutions' libraries by bringing together key articles on the expectant mother, the attendants of her delivery, and the health of the newborn infant. The articles are from British and American publications that focus upon childbirth practices over the past 300 years and are selected from both primary and secondary sources. Some are classic works in medical literature; others are from historical, sociological, anthropological and feminist literature that present a wider range of scholarly perspectives on childbirth issues.
Charts the progress of childbirth, midwifery, and obstetrics
Includes more primary sources than other collections
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A Historical View
The Regulation of English Midwives in the Sixteenth
The Regulation of English Midwives in the Eighteenth
Smolletts Defence of Dr Smellie in The Critical Review
When and Why Were Male Physicians Employed
Her Future in the United States
The Uses of Expertise in DoctorPatient Encounters
Paradigms of Women as Maternity
The Structure of a Clinical
The Technocratic Model of Birth
The Study of the Infants Body and of the Pregnant Womb
The History of the Obstetric Forceps
A Plea for a ProMaternity Hospital
Are We Satisfied with the Results of AnteNatal Care?
Prenatal Care and Its Evolution in America