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Tell her the truth

Eliane Glaser: Lamaze, 4 June 2015

Lamaze: An International History 
by Paula Michaels.
Oxford, 240 pp., £19.99, February 2014, 978 0 19 973864 9
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... an organisation called Lamaze, which is now an international company. The extraordinary thing, as Paula Michaels documents in her fascinating book, is that the Lamaze craze, so redolent of American self-determinism, originated in mind-control techniques developed in the Soviet Union. Ivan Pavlov’s discovery of the conditioned reflex earned him a Nobel ...

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