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Childbirth and pain: Cross-cultural view

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Amid a series of serious incidents involving pain management during childbirth in Japan, how to achieve safer obstetric care is a pressing concern. Dr. William Camann, an internationally recognized U.S. expert on pain management, spoke to the Yomiuri Shimbun recently, insisting on the necessity to develop solid evidence-based guidelines for physicians’ reference.

The Yomiuri Shimbun: What are the historical origins of anesthesiology?

William Camann: The first public demonstration of anesthesia for surgery, according to most medical historians, occurred in 1846,........

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