Lecture: Margaret Ng, “Healing Hands: A Study of Obstetrical Techniques from 12th to 16th century China”
Thursday, February 27, 4:30 PM
4:30 p.m., Psychology 105
This event is open to the public.
Margaret Ng, assistant professor of history at the College of Wooster, is a scholar of Chinese history, gender history, Chinese medical history, women’s medicine, the history of body, tactile perception, pain history, the history of techniques, and print culture. She holds a doctorate from McGill University. This talk explores an exceptional treatise that describes childbirth, complications, and hand techniques used by midwives. No similar work documenting such techniques was written prior to the 20th century. But more importantly, it was ubiquitous in medical works on childbirth up to the 20th century. Cosponsored by New Scholars Series in the Office for Institutional Diversity and the Chinese department.
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Posted on Feb 17, 2014
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