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Brought to bed : childbearing in America, 1750 to 1950

Author: Judith Walzer Leavitt
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Walzer Leavitt
ISBN: 0195038436 9780195038439 0195056906 9780195056907
OCLC Number: 1031736701
Description: ix, 284 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. "Under the shadow of maternity" --
2. "Science" enters the birthing room --
3. "Overcivilization and maternity" --
4. "Only a woman can know" --
5. "The greatest blessing of this age" --
6. Why women suffer so --
7. "Alone among strangers" --
8. Decision-making and the process of change --
Epilogue --
Notes --
Chronology on events in childbirth history --
Glossary of medical terms --
Index.
Responsibility: Judith Walzer Leavitt.
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