Wives and Midwives: Childbirth and Nutrition in Rural Malaysia

Wives and Midwives: Childbirth and Nutrition in Rural Malaysia

by Carol Laderman
     
 

In this widely-praised study, Carol Laderman provides a vivid picture of the daily life of rural Malays as she focuses on their dietary practices and the ritual and medical aspects of childbirth procedures. Apprenticed to a village midwife and a local shaman, she was able to observe a traditional culture adapting to modern practices.

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In this widely-praised study, Carol Laderman provides a vivid picture of the daily life of rural Malays as she focuses on their dietary practices and the ritual and medical aspects of childbirth procedures. Apprenticed to a village midwife and a local shaman, she was able to observe a traditional culture adapting to modern practices.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520049246
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
01/01/1984
Series:
Comparative Studies of Health Systems and Medical Care
Pages:
267

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