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Maternal Mortality in the USA

Irvine Loudon

in Death in Childbirth: An International Study of Maternal Care and Maternal Mortality 1800-1950

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229971
eISBN:
9780191678950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229971.003.0023
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the maternal mortality rate in the US. During the period discussed in this chapter, medical care was dominated by the belief in the virtues of competitive free enterprise ... More


The Importance of International Comparisons

Irvine Loudon

in Death in Childbirth: An International Study of Maternal Care and Maternal Mortality 1800-1950

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229971
eISBN:
9780191678950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229971.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the importance of international comparisons in conducting an historical study of maternal mortality. International comparisons can illuminate features which could easily be ... More


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