Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

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  • Cultural warfare: investigating childbirth practices in Doctor Zhivago

    Stephanie S. ColelloNew York, United States I was fortunate to spend a year studying the transformation of Russian childbirth practices through the lens of Russian literature—an endeavor that at first glance may seem farfetched. However, I quickly realized that no birth scene is written as a proverbial “island”; often stemming directly from the societal perception…