Deliver me from pain : anesthesia and birth in America /

"In Deliver Me from Pain, Jacqueline H. Wolf asks how a treatment such as obstetric anesthesia, even when it posed serious risk to mothers and newborns, paradoxically came to assuage women's anxiety about birth." "Each chapter begins with the story of a birth, dramatically illust...

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Main Author: Wolf, Jacqueline H.
Format: eBook
Published: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.
Series:UPCC book collections on Project MUSE.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • "Terrible torture" or "the nicest sensation I've ever had"? : conflicting perceptions of labor in U.S. history
  • Ether and chloroform : the question of necessity, 1840s through 1890s
  • Twilight sleep : the question of professional respect, 1890s through 1930s
  • Developing the obstetric anesthesia arsenal : the question of safety, 1900 through 1960s
  • Giving birth to the baby boomers : the question of convenience, 1940s through 1960s
  • Natural childbirth and birth reform : the question of authority, 1950s through 1980s
  • Epidural anesthesia and cesarean section : the question of choice, 1970s to the present.