Death in childbirth

Death in childbirth

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Credit: JEAN-LOUP CHARMET/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Death in childbirth. Historical artwork of a woman who has died in childbirth, entitled "La Perte Irreparable" (The Irreparable Loss). From a French book published around 1840. As the 19th century progressed, maternal mortality decreased due to advances such as improved hygiene.

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