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dc.contributor.editorDarby, Alexisen_US
dc.creatorJones, Sierra Hopeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-20T06:18:20Zen_US
dc.date.available2021-04-20T06:18:20Zen_US
dc.date.created2021-04-20en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hpsrepository.asu.edu/handle/10776/13256en_US
dc.description.abstractJoseph Bolivar DeLee was an obstetrician in the US between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries who advocated for the specialized teaching of medical students in the field of obstetrics to address problems occurring during pregnancy. He claimed obstetricians maintained a wider skillset than midwives, and founded the Chicago Lying-In Hospital to provide affordable obstetric care to women in Chicago, Illinois. According to Carolyn Herbst Lewis, critics of DeLee’s practices often cite his 1920 article, “The Prophylactic Forceps Operation,” as catalyzing a cultural shift toward overly clinical birthing practices. However, rather than solely advocating for its use, he had cautioned against the extreme use of forceps during delivery, and emphasized that obstetricians needed to know the information in the case it could ever save a woman’s life. Though some of DeLee’s philosophies were controversial, such as his disapproval of midwifery, he provided the emerging specialization of obstetrics with new technologies and interventions, cleanliness standards, and the introduction of film as a teaching method.en_US
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dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectPeopleen_US
dc.subject.lcshMedicine--History--Bibliographyen_US
dc.subject.lcshMedicine--United States--Historyen_US
dc.subject.lcshMedicine--History--20th centuryen_US
dc.subject.lcshChildbirthen_US
dc.subject.meshObstetrical Forcepsen_US
dc.subject.meshSurgical Instrumentsen_US
dc.subject.meshObstetric Forcepsen_US
dc.subject.meshEarly Medical Interventionen_US
dc.subject.meshObstetric Nursingen_US
dc.subject.meshObstetric Labor Complicationsen_US
dc.subject.meshExtraction, Obstetricalen_US
dc.subject.meshObstetrical Forcepsen_US
dc.titleJoseph Bolivar DeLee (1869–1942)en_US
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dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoPeopleen_US
dc.subject.tagmedicalization of birthen_US
dc.subject.tagfilm in medical schoolen_US
dc.subject.taghistory of obstetricsen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US


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