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Wives and Midwives

Childbirth and Nutrition in Rural Malaysia

Carol Laderman (Author)

Available worldwide

Paperback, 267 pages
ISBN: 9780520060364
June 1987
$31.95, £26.95
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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