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Precarious PrescriptionsContested Histories of Race and Health in North America$
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Laurie B. Green, John Mckiernan-González, and Martin Summers

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780816690466

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816690466.001.0001

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“An Indispensable Service”

“An Indispensable Service”

Midwives and Medical Officials after New Mexico Statehood

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(p.115) 6 “An Indispensable Service”
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Precarious Prescriptions
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Lena Mcquade-Salzfass

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816690466.003.0006

Lena McQuade Documenting the history of New Mexican midwives, known as parteras, this chapter foregrounds the racialization of birth practices and practitioners in the decades following New Mexico’s admission as a state in the nation.

Keywords:   Traditional healing, Ethnic Studies, Medicine, African Americans, Native Americans, Critical Race Theory, Public health, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans, Immigration Studies

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