Public Health – Then and Now AJPH October 1988, Vol. 78, No 10 page 1353 Joseph B. DeLee and the Practice of Preventive Obstetrics by Judith Walzer Leavitt, PhD Editorial Comments and Background: Dr. Delee’s impact on childbirth practices in America — ultimately resulting in the complete obstetricalization of maternity care for healthy women — […]

How Normal Childbirth Got Trapped on the Wrong Side of History: The story of how healthy childbearing women were turned into the patients of a surgical specialty, and normal childbirth into a surgical procedure ~ the last and most important UNTOLD story of the 20th Century Unpublished manuscript by faith gibson, LM, all rights reserved, […]

Saying “no” to medical tests & doctor-driven procedures u don’t need or want

by faithgibson August 4, 2015

Reposted from Medscape Pediatrics © 2015 WebMD, LLC: Seeing My Way to ‘No’ Editor’s Note: This article is republished with permission from the author, Alan R. Schroeder, MD, associate clinical professor (affiliate) of pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine and chief of pediatric inpatient services at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Permission was also […]

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The Brave New World of Evidence-based Maternity Care for the 21st Century ~ a manuscript

by faithgibson July 4, 2015

  The Brave New World of Evidence-based Maternity Care for the 21st Century ~ by faith gibson, LM 1997, updated 2002 & 2013 Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 mis-numbered ~ no chap. 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11  

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Man-Midwives ~ The Historical Tension Between Midwifery & Obstetrics During the 20th century

by faithgibson June 6, 2015

Faith Gibson, LM, CPM September 4, 2007 This is a cited and cross-referenced account of the development of obstetrics as a new 20th century profession. It describes how doctors distinguished themselves from a four-hundred year history as “Man-Midwives” by turning themselves into obstetricians and turning normal childbirth into a surgical specialty. It begins with general […]

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