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What a Blessing She Had Chloroform: The Medical and Social Response to the Pain of Childbirth from 1800 to the Present

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What a Blessing She Had Chloroform: The Medical and Social Response to the Pain of Childbirth from 1800 to the Present - Caton, Donald, Dr., M.D., and Caton
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This book describes in fascinating detail the history of the use of anesthesia in childbirth and in so doing offers a unique perspective on the interaction between medical science and social values. Dr. Donald Caton traces the responses of physicians and their patients to the pain of childbirth from the popularization of anesthesia to the natural childbirth movement and beyond. He finds that physicians discovered what could be done to manage pain, and patients decided what would be done. Dr. Caton discusses how nineteenth ...

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What a Blessing She Had Chloroform: The Medical and Social Response to the Pain of Childbirth from 1800 to the Present 1999, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300075977

Hardcover