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The making of man-midwifery : childbirth in England, 1660-1770

Author: Adrian Wilson
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work charts the gender shift in the history of childbirth from midwifery as a women-only event to the male art of obstetrics. The book is intended for academic libraries (women's history,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Student Collection
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Wilson
ISBN: 0674543238 9780674543232 1857282922 9781857282924
OCLC Number: 31329227
Description: xii, 239 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. The bodily processes of childbirth --
3. The practices of midwives --
4. Traditional obstetric surgery --
5. The Chamberlen instruments and their sale --
6. The forceps contested: the London Deventerians --
7. The impact of the forceps --
8. Conflict and initiative in London, 1720-40 --
9. A new synthesis: William Smellie --
10. John Bamber, the vectis, and the City of London --
11. New institutions: the London Lying-in Hospitals --
12. The varieties of man-midwifery --
13. William Hunter: the man as midwife --
14. Two female cultures --
15. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Adrian Wilson.

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