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Published: 07 April 2005

374 Pages | 55 b/w illus.

ISBN: 9780199268641

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Birthing the Nation

Sex, Science, and the Conception of Eighteenth-Century Britons

Lisa Forman Cody

  • Examines why male obstetricians triumphed over female midwives
  • Many provocative and strange illustrations and examples
  • Emphasizes the construction of masculinity and men's relationships to women, family, and other men, rather than primarily viewing the history of birth as strictly women's history