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DOI: 10.1055/a-1372-6638
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Ethnopharmacology in the History of Traditional Midwifery and Obstetrics in Inland Croatia

Dubravko Habek
1  Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital “Sveti Duh”, Zagreb, Catholic University of Croatia, Zagreb
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Abstract

Our review of the history of midwifery, obstetrics and gynecology in inland and coastal areas in northeast Croatia revealed a rich body of data on the use of ethnopharmacology in folklore traditional and approbated midwifery and obstetrics from the 18th to the 20th century. In this study, 42 plants, 4 animal preparations and 1 mineral preparation were presented in an approach to women's health during the history of obstetrics and midwifery.



Publication History

Received: 07 December 2020

Accepted after revision: 25 January 2021

Publication Date:
22 March 2021 (online)

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