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From Witchcraft to Wisdom: A History of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the British Isles Geoffrey Chamberlain

From Witchcraft to Wisdom: A History of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the British Isles

Geoffrey Chamberlain

Published June 1st 2007
ISBN : 9781904752141
Hardcover
352 pages
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This fascinating and beautifully illustrated book tells the story of childbearing since 1540, from an event so dangerous that many women made their wills before labour began to the high-tech deliveries of today. The book also reveals the battlesMoreThis fascinating and beautifully illustrated book tells the story of childbearing since 1540, from an event so dangerous that many women made their wills before labour began to the high-tech deliveries of today. The book also reveals the battles which had to be fought with the surgeons, with the church and against public opinion to bring these advances about. The story is told against a background of significant social and historical events in the British Isles and, where relevant, abroad. The book also contains quotations from a variety of sources, some of which history has proved correct and others which have been proved lamentably wrong. Individuals of special importance and developments of particular significance are highlighted.