Caesarean section--past and present.

  title={Caesarean section--past and present.},
  author={James A Low},
  journal={Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology Canada : JOGC = Journal d'obstetrique et gynecologie du Canada : JOGC},
  volume={31 12},
  • James A Low
  • Published 2009 in
    Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology Canada…
Prior to 1500, postmortem Caesarean section was advocated and occasionally carried out as an effort to save the child. Caesarean section on the living woman was first advocated during the 16th and 17th centuries but was opposed by the leading authorities of the day. During the 18th century and the first half of the 19th, understanding of the mechanism of labour improved. Caesarean section was advocated when a woman could not be delivered by any other means. However, many opposed Caesarean… CONTINUE READING