Advancements in Childbirth during the Time of William Carlos Williams

Literature / April 23, 2015 / No Comments /
A look at the improvements in childbirth practices in America at the turn of the 20th century.

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Childbirth, the natural process of how we are born, has evolved along with technological advancements to prolong lives, reduce pain, and decrease mortality rates through advancements in technology. William Carlos Williams, born in 1883 in Rutherford, New Jersey, dealt with issues of childbirth through the course of his life as a pediatrician. After becoming a pediatrician in 1910, he practiced medicine there for most of his life, and wrote poems and stories about his life as a country doctor. During the course of his life, society began paying close attention to childbirth as medicine and technology advanced.

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