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Lying-in : a history of childbirth in America

Author: Richard W Wertz; Dorothy C Wertz; Macmillan Publishing Company,; Collier-Macmillan Ltd.,
Publisher: New York : Free Press ; London : Collier Macmillan Publishers, [1977] ©1977
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes the practice of birth and society's changing attitudes towards the event since Colonial times.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wertz, Richard W.
Lying-in.
New York : Free Press, ©1977
(OCoLC)643892910
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard W Wertz; Dorothy C Wertz; Macmillan Publishing Company,; Collier-Macmillan Ltd.,
ISBN: 0029345103 9780029345108 0679435743 9780679435747
OCLC Number: 3016665
Description: xii, 260 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Midwives and social childbirth in colonial America --
The new midwifery --
Modesty and morality --
The wounds of birth: birthpain and puerperal fever --
Birth in the hospital --
"Natural childbirth" --
Government involvement --
Epilogue: the search for the best.
Responsibility: Richard W. Wertz and Dorothy C. Wertz.

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Describes the practice of birth and society's changing attitudes towards the event since Colonial times.

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