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Puerperal Fever and the Lying-in Hospitals

Irvine Loudon

in The Tragedy of Childbed Fever

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204992
eISBN:
9780191676444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204992.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines puerperal fever epidemics in lying-in hospitals in England during the 18th century. Though lying-in hospitals were intended to bring skill and comfort to the poor in childbirth, ... More


The American Lying-in Hospital, 1850–1910

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/9780198229971.003.0020
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the condition of lying-in hospitals in the US during the period from 1850 to 1910. Lying-in hospitals had very high maternal mortality rates, but for humanitarian or ... More


European Lying-in Hospitals and Obstetricians

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/9780198229971.003.0026
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the lying-in or maternity hospitals and the obstetricians in Europe. Though there was more childbirth in lying-in hospitals in Europe compared to Great Britain and the U.S., ... More


The Epidemiology of Puerperal Fever

Irvine Loudon

in The Tragedy of Childbed Fever

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204992
eISBN:
9780191676444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204992.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter reviews the epidemiology and some of the main features of the history of childbed or puerperal disease. Puerperal fever became recognized as a specific disease only during the first half ... More


Europe: Introduction

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/9780198229971.003.0024
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines maternal care and mortality in Europe, focusing on the continent of Europe including Scandinavia but excluding Great Britain. It compares certain aspects of childbirth in some ... More


Western Medicine, Hospitals, and Female Health in Nineteenth-Century Bengal

Sujata Mukherjee

in Gender, Medicine, and Society in Colonial India: Women's Health Care in Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Bengal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199468225
eISBN:
9780199087426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199468225.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Cultural History

This chapter shows how in the context of the growth of a new paradigm of medical knowledge based on anatomical dissection hospital medicine became more important than bedside medicine in colonial ... More


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