Midwifery and childbirth in America
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Published by Temple University Press in Philadelphia .
Written in English


  • Midwifery -- United States,
  • Maternal Health Services -- United States,
  • Midwifery,
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison,
  • Midwifery -- United States,
  • Maternal health services -- United States,
  • Childbirth -- United States

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 499-533) and index.

StatementJudith Pence Rooks ; foreword by Charles S. Mahan.
LC ClassificationsRG950 .R66 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationxxvii, 548 p. ;
Number of Pages548
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23275679M
ISBN 101566395658
LC Control Number97012790

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