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dc.contributor.authorMcTaggart, Christina M.en
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-15T14:36:43Z
dc.date.available2019-02-15T14:36:43Z
dc.date.issued1944en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/35295
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dc.description.abstractINDIA - what a panorama of pictures it brings before anyone who has traversed that land: Pictures which alternate from the densest darkness to the brightest light; from black shadows to uninterrupted sunshine - from utter ignorance and superstition to wide intellect and understanding. */, shadows of beauty and of light are perhaps nowhere so marked and varied as in Hindustan. This in itself attracts and holds the mind which is in anyway susceptible to the lure of the East. When one considers the length and breadth of the land and takes note of its vast population of nearly 400,000,000, with its innumerable languages - some 220 - it at once becomes evident that it is well nigh impossible to speak of it as a whole. What is true of the North is far from being applicable to the South and this is especially so when the Punjab is the province under consideration. A Punjabi does not think of himself as primarily an Indian; he is a Punjabi first and foremost. This may be because the Punjab differs in so many respects from the rest of India. The Punjabi possesses characteristics which make him stand out from Indians of other provinces and of the States. Climate, customs, diet, heredity, and history all play their part in producing these differences. These factors are so woven into the life on the Punjabi that he could not merely be classed as an Indian. Before one can appreciate the subject of Obstetrics in this great land, it is necessary that a brief outline of its history, geography, and people be given. Without this, it is impossible to understand the circumstances amidst which work is carried on, nor can the problems and difficulties be appreciated.en
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
dc.relation.ispartofAnnexe Thesis Digitisation Project 2019 Block 22en
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dc.titleObstetrics in the Punjab, India: with special reference to the midwifery unit at Ludhianaen
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
dc.type.qualificationnameMD Doctor of Medicineen


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