The changing motives of cesarean section: from the ancient world to the twenty-first century

@article{Lurie2005TheCM,
  title={The changing motives of cesarean section: from the ancient world to the twenty-first century},
  author={S. Lurie},
  journal={Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics},
  year={2005},
  volume={271},
  pages={281-285}
}
  • S. Lurie
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
BackgroundCesarean delivery has been practiced for ages, although originally as a universally postmortem procedure. It is referred to in the myths and folklore of many ancient societies, for some of the infants delivered in this way survived, even though their mothers did not. Since the Renaissance, the objective of the procedure has gradually shifted towards saving the lives of both the mother and the child, and this has become ever more possible, as maternal and perinatal mortality and… Expand
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