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Author Nguyen, Thuy Linh (Historian), author

Title Childbirth, maternity, and medical pluralism in French colonial Vietnam, 1880-1945 / Thuy Linh Nguyen
Published Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2016
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Description 1 online resource
Series Rchesteor Studies in Medical History, 1526-2715
Rochester studies in medical history.
Contents The first encounters -- Maternity hospitals -- Colonial midwives -- The bà mụ and childbirth pluralism -- Scientific motherhood and the teaching of maternity -- The Depression era and the discovery of the child
Summary "Explores the complex interactions between French medicine and Vietnamese childbirth traditions, documenting the emergence of a plural system of maternity services that incorporated both biomedical knowledge and local birthing traditions"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Birth customs -- Vietnam -- History.
Childbirth -- Vietnam -- History.
Infant health services -- Vietnam -- History.
Integrative medicine -- Vietnam -- History.
Maternal health services -- Vietnam -- History.
Medicalization -- Vietnam -- History.
Midwifery -- Vietnam -- History.
Obstetrics -- Vietnam -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1782048499 (electronic bk.)
9781782048497 (electronic bk.)