History of Childbirth in America

  title={History of Childbirth in America},
  author={N. S. Dye},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  pages={97 - 108}
  • N. S. Dye
  • Published 1980
  • History
  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
Despite the centrality of pregnancy and birth in women's lives, historians have only recently turned their attention to the changing customs and attitudes Americans have carried into the lying-in chamber and the delivery room. Until a few years ago, the history of childbirth could more accurately be termed the history of obstetrics. Medical histories, such as Harvey Graham's Eternal Eve, Palmer Findley's Priests of Lucina, and Herbert Thoms's Chapters in American Obstetrics,l provide useful… Expand
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