Get Me Out: Childbirth in Early 20th Century NYC

  • New York, New York City
  • Aug 22, 2017
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Although the development of germ theory in the 1880s shed light on the origins of childbed fever, which often killed women in the days after delivery, not much could be done to save lives until the advent of antibiotics in the 1940s. In the first program in our series with the Museum of the City of New York, "Who Controls Women’s Health?: A Century of Struggle," medical writer Randi Hutter Epstein explores the approaches taken in the interim by doctors, medical charlatans, and feminist activists, which demonstrate what can happen when the origins of a condition are debated, and its cure unknown.

  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • 1216 5th Avenue
    New York, NY 10029
  • 212 822 7301
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  • The New York Academy of Medicine Library