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Epidural Pack, 1987

Epidurals have become increasingly common forms of pain relief during labour. They were made available for this purpose from the 1960s and today NHS maternity wards offer epidurals to women routinely to help relieve the pain of contractions.

Source:
Science Museum, Brought to Life: Exploring the History of Medicine. Available at: https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/broughttolife/objects/display?id=93194

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