By: Arney, William Ray
Chicago, IL, U.S.A., Univ of Chicago Pr: 1982
Edition: First Edition
Seller ID: 83501290
0226027287 290 pages. Most extant histories of obstetrics have been written by the profession - and stress the continuity and benefits of professional development - or by its critics, who stress the political maneuvering that eliminated the traditional female midwife in favor of a "medicalizing" of pregnancy and childbirth disadvantageous to women. In this controversial work, a third history of obstetrics is presented that is in the history of Michel Foucault's "histories that are not history." He uses the archive of the profession to expose and elaborate the deployment of ... View More...