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Death before birth : fetal health and mortality in historical perspective

Author: Robert Woods
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of fetal health from the seventeenth century to the present day (focusing principally upon European and North American populations), this is the first book to offer a historical perspective  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Woods
ISBN: 9780199542758 0199542759
OCLC Number: 489104573
Notes: Introduction to fetal health and mortality. Definitions, measurement, influences. The prospects for survival from conception to childhood. Comparative historical trends and variations. Midwifery and fetal death. Fetal pathology and social obstetrics. Arguments from medical history and demography. Induced abortion and the fetus as patient : a continuing paradox
Description: xvii, 294 s. : illustrations
Contents: Introduction to fetal health and mortality --
Definitions, measurement, influences --
The prospects for survival from conception to childhood --
Comparative historical trends and variations --
Midwifery and fetal death --
Fetal pathology and social obstetrics --
Arguments from medical history and demography --
Induced abortion and the fetus as patient : a continuing paradox.
Responsibility: Robert Woods

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This is a richly detailed examination of the changing fortunes of the foetus from the seventeenth century onward. * Debbie Nicholson, Social History of Medicine. * Death before birth is a Read more...

 
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