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    Religious Opposition to Obstetric Anaesthesia: A Myth?A. D. Farr - 1983 - Annals of Science 40 (2):159-177.
    It has frequently been suggested that science and religion are innately in conflict. One example from the history of medicine is the introduction of anaesthesia into obstetrics in 1847, which is commonly said to have stimulated massive religious opposition. Historians have almost unanimously averred that such opposition arose from the belief that obstetric anaesthesia interfered with the primeval curse— ‘In sorrow thou shalt bring forth children’ . Despite considerable opposition to obstetric anaesthesia upon medical, physiological, and general moral grounds, evidence (...)
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    Reply.A. D. Farr - 1984 - Annals of Science 41 (2):180-180.
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    The Marquis de Sade and Induced Abortion.A. D. Farr - 1980 - Journal of Medical Ethics 6 (1):7-10.
    In 1795 the Marquis de Sade published his La Philosophic dans le boudoir, in which he proposed the use of induced abortion for social reasons and as a means of population control. It is from this time that medical and social acceptance of abortion can be dated, although previously the subject had not been discussed in public in modern times. It is suggested that it was largely due to de Sade's writing that induced abortion received the impetus which resulted in (...)
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