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The monumental personal experiences of pregnancy and childbirth are best supervised and assisted by women who have experienced them. Physicians are necessary and may even be nice, but their skills are only a small part of the total health care required by and supplied to the pregnant women in this short novel set in the maternity ward of a large Danish hospital.
The author, a feminist and leftist, voices her own political views through the persona of the main character, Marie, an unmarried kindergarten teacher who reads Marx while her companion patients read romances. Although classified as fiction, the book
Winter's Child. Ann Intern Med. ;109:685. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-109-8-685_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1988;109(8):685.
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