Maternal Care in Nineteenth-Century Britain
This chapter examines the condition of maternal care in Great Britain during the 19th century. During this period, there was an immense obstetric literature and a multitude of new obstetric instruments developed and named after the obstetricians who invented them. However, most of the practitioners active in obstetrics were exclusively members of the Obstetrical Society, and no other body, institution or medical college took an interest in obstetrics as a branch of medicine. This chapter also examines midwifery education, institutional care and antiseptic revolution.
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