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6 Ritual and Technology in Contemporary Hospital Childbirth The modern
hospital, no less than a peasant community, evolves its own culture. Some
practices are technologically and empirically based. Others are enshrined in the
mystique of ...
The regulation of bowel functions is maintained throughout the hospital stay, and
midwives make regular rounds with laxatives asking who has 'been', and
continuing institutional control over elimination. There is rarely any medical
reason why ...
Mother and baby and the new technology There is a noticeable difference
between the first few hours of life in a peasant culture such as that of the West
Indies and the beginning of life in any modern maternity hospital. The woman
having the ...
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