Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: The Chamberlen family

  • Leaders in the development of Western obstetric practice

    Sara Buck The history of obstetrics contains too many notable figures to simply select six key leaders in its development. However, as Laura Kaplan notes in “Changes in Childbirth in the US,” featured in the current issue, modern obstetrics has been greatly influenced by the invention and modernization of the forceps (Chamberlen and Smellie), the…