Western Maternity and Medicine, 1880-1990: Studies for the Society for the Social History of Medicine

Janet Greenlees (Editor), Linda Bryder (Editor)

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The contributors to this edited collection look into the experiences of women in the western world going through pregnancy and birth over the last hundred years. Essays explore the impact of the professionalization of the medical services, the factors that influenced women's decisions over their choice of healthcare and whether childbirth was seen as a natural or a medical event.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPickering and Chatto
Number of pages256
ISBN (Print)9781848934344
Publication statusPublished - 2013



  • history of medicine
  • Western medicine
  • maternity services

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