High Life: A History of High-Altitude Physiology and Medicine

@article{White2001HighLA,
  title={High Life: A History of High-Altitude Physiology and Medicine},
  author={Andrew P. White},
  journal={The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={74},
  pages={139 - 141}
}
This book is the result of an attempt to understand and explain the reaction of women to the pain of childbirth. The author achieves his goal wonderfully! The early history or obstetric anesthesia is explained in marvelous detail, with Simpson, Snow, Meigs, Channing, Queen Victoria, etc. It was the Queen who said "What a blessing she had chloroform," referring to her daughter Victoria's first obstetric experience. This younger Victoria later (1859) became the mother of Kaiser Wilhelm II… CONTINUE READING

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