Not of Woman Born: Representations of Caesarean Birth in Medieval and Renaissance Culture

Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski, Author Cornell University Press $17.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-8014-9974-6
Blumenfeld-Kosinski traces the evolution of cesarean birth from the midwives of the early 1300s to the male surgeons of the Renaissance, revealing the emergence of a still-extant medical misogyny. ``A scholarly, yet engrossing account . . . that will be relished by readers of medical and cultural history, as well as by those who are interested in the subject of male dominance over women,'' said PW. Illustrated. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 09/30/1991
Release date: 10/01/1991
Hardcover - 204 pages - 978-0-8014-2292-8
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