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    Caroline Gutmann (Author)

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For Centuries the agonies of labour were seen as God's punishment for Eve's disobedience-an inevitable and unavoidable part of giving birth. Until, that is, a French obstetrician named Fernand Lamaze devised a non-chemical method that would help women everywhere ease their pain and take control of the whole childbirth process. Since its introduction in the 1950's, the so-called Lamaze technique has become universal, widely popular even in this age of the epidural. And the name 'Lamaze' has virtually become synonomous with 'natural child-birth.' Yet until this fascinating and intimate biography by Caroline Gutmann, Lamaze's granddaughter, little has been known about this man, or why and how he came up with a pain-reducing formula as revolutionary as it was simple. Gutmann makes brilliant use of her unique access to Lamaze's papers, letters, and journals. The Legacy of Dr. Lamaze is an absorbing, novelistic portrait of one of this century's most influential yet least-known figures, a man whose stormy private life and troubled political involvments stood in stark contrast to his singleminded determination to ease women's pain.
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  • PDF | 224 pages
  • Caroline Gutmann (Author)
  • St Martin's Press: 1st U.S. Ed edition (25 Jan. 2002)
  • English
  • 10
  • Biography

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