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UIS program will examine the ecology of childbirth

October 10, 2006

SPRINGFIELD – "The Ecology of Childbirth: Vitamin D Deficiency Rickets and Cesarean Section" will be the subject of a sabbatical presentation by Deborah Kuhn McGregor beginning at noon on Thursday, October 19, in conference room F, located on the lower level of the Public Affairs Center on campus at the University of Illinois at Springfield. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Deborah McGregor

The program examines obstetrics in the late 19th and early 20th centuries – a time when American obstetricians responded to supposed pelvic deformities in their patients by developing cesarean section surgery.

McGregor is an associate professor of History, Women's Studies, and African-American Studies at UIS and an adjunct associate professor of Medical Humanities at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield. She has written on the history of gynecology and obstetrics and is the author of the book From Midwives to Medicine. Her teaching interests include women’s history in the United States, history of the family, history of childhood, and oral history and her research interests focus on women, health, and healing; the history of medicine; and the history of childbirth. She earned the Ph.D. in history at Binghamton University and has taught at UIS since 1986.

This is a Year of Ecofeminism event sponsored by the UIS Women's Center with the support of the Student Government Association. Sponsor of the sabbatical presentation is UIS’ College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

For more information, contact the UIS Women's Center by phone at 206-7173 or by e-mail at womenscenter@uis.edu.

    The University of Illinois at Springfield, one of three U of I campuses, is a small, public liberal arts university that offers 42 degree programs – 21 bachelor’s, 20 master’s, and the Doctorate of Public Administration. UIS has a special mission in public affairs and service and is known for extraordinary internships, a wireless campus, extensive online offerings, and a commitment to teaching.
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