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Marx, Gertie (1912–2004)

  • By: Luca Prono
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Gertie Marx was a German-born American physician, known as the mother of obstetric anesthesia for her contribution to developing obstetric anesthesiology as a specialty. She pioneered the use of epidural injections to ease women's pain during childbirth. She invented an ...

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