The Resource What a blessing she had chloroform : the medical and social response to the pain of childbirth from 1800 to the present, Donald Caton

What a blessing she had chloroform : the medical and social response to the pain of childbirth from 1800 to the present, Donald Caton

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What a blessing she had chloroform : the medical and social response to the pain of childbirth from 1800 to the present
Title
What a blessing she had chloroform
Title remainder
the medical and social response to the pain of childbirth from 1800 to the present
Statement of responsibility
Donald Caton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book describes in fascinating detail the history of the use of anesthesia in childbirth and in so doing offers a unique perspective on the interaction between medical science and social values. Dr. Donald Caton traces the responses of physicians and their patients to the pain of childbirth from the popularization of anesthesia to the natural childbirth movement and beyond. He finds that physicians discovered what could be done to manage pain, and patients decided what would be done."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Caton, Donald
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RG732 .C28 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • indexes
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Anesthesia in obstetrics
  • Pain
  • Anesthesia, Obstetrical
  • Labor, Obstetric
  • Pain
Label
What a blessing she had chloroform : the medical and social response to the pain of childbirth from 1800 to the present, Donald Caton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-277) and index
Contents
pt. I. Physicians and the pain of childbirth -- Ch. 1. James Young Simpson and the beginning of obstetric anesthesia -- Ch. 2. The opposition to obstetric anesthesia -- Ch. 3. The transformation of medical practice by science -- Ch. 4. John Snow's approach to anesthesia -- Ch. 5. Balancing the risks of pain and anesthesia -- pt. II. Women and the pain of childbirth -- Ch. 6. The social connotations of pain -- Ch. 7. Pain as biological and anesthesia as necessary -- Ch. 8. The American women's campaign for twilight sleep -- Ch. 9. The national birthday trust fund campaign in Great Britain -- Ch. 10. Grantly Dick Read and the natural childbirth movement -- pt. III. In the delivery room: physicians and women together -- Ch. 11. The danger of drugs and the social value of pain -- Ch. 12. Current controversy
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 288 p.
Isbn
9780300075977
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98036869
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)39700097
Label
What a blessing she had chloroform : the medical and social response to the pain of childbirth from 1800 to the present, Donald Caton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-277) and index
Contents
pt. I. Physicians and the pain of childbirth -- Ch. 1. James Young Simpson and the beginning of obstetric anesthesia -- Ch. 2. The opposition to obstetric anesthesia -- Ch. 3. The transformation of medical practice by science -- Ch. 4. John Snow's approach to anesthesia -- Ch. 5. Balancing the risks of pain and anesthesia -- pt. II. Women and the pain of childbirth -- Ch. 6. The social connotations of pain -- Ch. 7. Pain as biological and anesthesia as necessary -- Ch. 8. The American women's campaign for twilight sleep -- Ch. 9. The national birthday trust fund campaign in Great Britain -- Ch. 10. Grantly Dick Read and the natural childbirth movement -- pt. III. In the delivery room: physicians and women together -- Ch. 11. The danger of drugs and the social value of pain -- Ch. 12. Current controversy
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 288 p.
Isbn
9780300075977
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98036869
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)39700097

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