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Elisabeth Bing (1914–2015) was born in Berlin, Germany, of a distinguished scientific family. She was trained as a physical therapist in London, England, and came to New York in 1949. She worked under Dr. Alan Guttmacher in the Childbirth Education Program at the Mt. Sinai Hospital from 1952 until 1960. Elisabeth Bing became one of the co-founders of the American Society for Psychoprophylaxis in Obstetrics, Inc. in 1960 and served as a member of the department of obstetrics and gynecology of the N.Y. Medical College. She trained thousands of expectant parents in her own private classes and traveled widely all over the U.S. and Europe, giving workshops, lecturing and holding seminars in many colleges, hospitals and communities. She was the author of six books on childbirth education.
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