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Record Number: 14592


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have two children, 2? years and 1 year old. Though in some respects I would not object to increasing my family, quite frankly I do not feel that my nerves will stand the pain of another childbirth for a good long while. ....I read in a "Readers Digest" some months past of a painless childbirth, which had been successfully introduced in America. An injection into the spine, I believe. Why cannot something of the kind be brought to this country and within the scope of all mothers.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1944 and 31 May 1944

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

unknown

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

Housewife

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

Reader's Digest

Genre:

Medicine

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

Article about epidurals

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

14592

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

File Report 2111, June 1944, Title POPULATION PROBLEMS, p. 17, in Mass Observation Online (access to this site is restricted to purchasing institutions, please see http://www.amdigital.co.uk/collections/Mass-Observation-Online for details). http://www.massobservation.amdigital.co.uk ,

Citation:

File Report 2111, June 1944, Title POPULATION PROBLEMS, p. 17, in Mass Observation Online (access to this site is restricted to purchasing institutions, please see http://www.amdigital.co.uk/collections/Mass-Observation-Online for details). http://www.massobservation.amdigital.co.uk , http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=14592, accessed: 04 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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