Russian Peasant women


Medical modernization 
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        One of the most noted medical reforms in history occurred in the Russian countryside during the nineteenth century.  During this time, the government strove to improve the health of its peasant population and introduce these traditional people to modern ideas and ways of living.   This web page is especially designed to give a thorough analysis of this extraordinarily difficult transformation by tracing the developments that led to and surrounded the acceptance of modern medical professionals.  My main interest is in the transition from traditional midwives to obstetricians, and the effect this transition had on Russian peasant women. Please turn the doorknob and go back in time to begin your learning experience.

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