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The Tragedy of Childbed Fever

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7294.1129/a (Published 05 May 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1129
  1. John S G Blair, vice president
  1. International Society for the History of Medicine, and honorary reader, history of medicine, University of St Andrews

    Irvine Loudon


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    Oxford University Press, £40, pp 250

    ISBN 0 19 820499 X

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    This is an extended monograph about a once terrifying infection, whose reality is now recalled only by those who lived in the pre-antibiotic era. Its whole history is covered—early beliefs about the nature of the disease, the importance of midwives, the epidemics within the death houses that lying-in hospitals became, the succession of …

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