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Elisabeth Bing

1914 -

Elisabeth D. Bing was born in a suburb of Berlin. In 1933, just as she was starting her freshman year of university, she was barred from attending the school because of her Jewish heritage. She fled the city for London, becoming separated from her widowed mother who had arranged her passage, until after the war. In London, she studied physical therapy. While working in a hospital, she provided therapy for women in the maternity ward, who were at that time kept in bed for extended periods after delivering. She read the highly influential book Childbirth Without Fear by Grantly Dick-Read and followed with the writing of Dr. Fernand Lamaze.

In 1949, she emigrated to the United States, settling in New York City. In 1951 she began lecturing and teaching childbirth classes, and she was co-founder of the American Society for Psychoprophylaxis in Obstetrics (now Lamaze International).

Currently, well into her nineties, she lives in New York City and continues to teach childbirth classes.

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History Created April 1, 2008 · 6 revisions Download catalog record: RDF / JSON

September 19, 2010 Edited by girl2k correction to bio text
April 12, 2010 Edited by Open Library Bot Added photos to author pages.
December 15, 2009 Edited by caf21 Changed name to published name, added initial to name in bio
December 15, 2009 Edited by caf21 Added birth year, added bio, added photo
April 1, 2008 Created by an anonymous user initial import