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New post on EäBlog: Ways of body intervention: midwives and scientific medicine in historical perspective, by Marcelo Sánchez

cartilla de partearThis post by Marcelo Sánchez is presented as a motivation to read and discuss the article “ABERLES ABIERTO O RAJADO LAS PARTES PUDENDAS”. Episiotomic procedures of the Chilean midwives in the Cologne. Notes for an historical reflection, published on Eä, Vol. 2 (1), august 2010. The article discusses the relations between body interventions made ​​in the framework of traditional medicine and scientific medicine from the study of two cases of judicial persecution for practicing midwives on the body surgical practices of midwives. From the court case in Chile in 1790 against midwives office and Josefa Muchela Orrego Transit, it examines the references to episiotomic practices that resulted in death.

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* Marcelo Sánchez Delgado, MA in History. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Original article:

Sánchez, M. (2010). “ABERLES ABIERTO O RAJADO LAS PARTES PUDENDAS”. Prácticas episiotómicas de las parteras chilenas en la Colonia. Apuntes para una reflexión histórica. Eä – Journal of Medical Humanities & Social Studies of Science and Technology, vol. 2 (1).

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