WG4 Report: Two publications by Lola Ruiz Berdún (Spanish Language)

WG4s Lola Ruiz Berdún, alongside Rosario Martin-Alcaide, has published a report in LLULL. You can download it here. It is written in Spanish, the summary (in English) is shown below.

Lola Ruiz Berdún has also edited another publication, Ciencia y Técnica en la
Universidad, Trabajos de Historia de las Ciencias y de las Técnicas Volumen II. You can download a pdf of that here.

LA IMPORTANCIA DEL GÉNERO EN LA HISTORIA DE LA ATENCIÓN AL PARTO:
LA INCORPORACIÓN DE LOS HOMBRES A LA PROFESIÓN DE MATRONA EN ESPAÑA*

Summary

Gender has historically played an important role in pregnancy, birthing and birth itself.
Women were the ones in charge of assisting other women during childbirth. Not until the 18th century did men show interest in becoming involved in births, especially those concerning upper class society. They were first surgeons primarily interested in monopolizing pregnancy and birth care. So, in the 19th century there was widespread debate about who were most appropriate to attend deliveries, midwives or doctors. About this time, other “practitioners of medicine” also tried, though unsuccessfully, to access this professional field. Later on they were finally allowed practice in towns under ten thousand inhabitants after receiving proper training. But, who were the first male-midwives? This paper provides new information on men incorporation into professional midwifery practice in 20th-century Spain.

Lola Ruiz Berdún, Rosario Martin-Alcaide, LLULL, Vol. 41 (N.º 85) 2018 – ISSN: 0210-8615, pp. 191-216, dolores ruiz-berdún y rosario martín-alcaide, pdf

Lola Ruiz Berdún, Ciencia y Técnica en la Universidad, Trabajos de Historia de las Ciencias y de las Técnicas Volumen II. Universidad de Alcalá, 2018, pdf

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