Reviewed in the United States on September 27, 2017
This is an amazing book about history of American obstetrics and gynecology. The author refers to historical and medical facts, doctors and their devices that some of us very familiar. A good example would be Dr. Sims, his practice, research, and famous medical devices such as Sims forceps. Did you know that he relied on speed during surgery, in order to save women's lives? Well, sounds familiar for those of us, who was in OR, right? The author explains well the origins of practice of a gynecologist versus a midwife, male versus female practitioner with different scope of practice. The need for pain relief during birth for a white woman versus black is also discussed as well as the view of female body as weaker than male one.