What a blessing she had chloroform : the medical and social response to the pain of childbirth from 1800 to the present /
"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 childbirt...
New Haven :
Yale University Press,