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Published: 20 March 2014

264 Pages | 20 illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199738649

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An International History

Paula A. Michaels

Oxford Studies in International History

  • Accessibly written, revealing story of the creation and varying international adoption of the popular childbirth method known as Lamaze
  • Explores the transmission of medical theories and practices across the Iron Curtain, and other political, cultural, and social divides
  • Examines the views of public health officials, medical professionals, and parents on childbirth preparation and methods
  • Narrates the history of Lamaze International in the United States and its dissociation from its origins within the medical establishment