Miscarriage: a historical perspective.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Ancient cultures have applied a variety of fascinating therapies to prevent the occurrence and reoccurrence of miscarriage. Ceremonies of ritual purification, special prayers, and a variety of medicinal therapies were employed throughout the ages to prevent this feared event. Rituals to memorialize and help mourn the lost pregnancy were developed in many cultures. These rituals reinforce how deeply men and women are affected by early pregnancy loss.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kuller, JA; Katz, VL

Published Date

  • December 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 227 - 228

PubMed ID

  • 7857470

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0730-7659

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1523-536x.1994.tb00535.x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States