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Within several miles of the homestead where I talked with these folk midwives
there exists the enormous modern hospital for Bantu patients. The delivery ward
was full of groaning, writhing women -the majority of them labouring alone.
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 ...
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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