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The Midwives Book: Or the Whole Art of Midwifry Discovered
     

The Midwives Book: Or the Whole Art of Midwifry Discovered

by Susanne Woods, Elaine Hobby, Jane Sharp
 

ISBN-10: 019508652X

ISBN-13: 9780195086522

Pub. Date: 12/28/1999

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

When the midwife Jane Sharp wrote The Midwives Book in 1671, she became the first British woman to publish a midwifery manual. Drawing on works by her male contemporaries and weaving together medical information and lively anecdotes, she produces a book that is instructive, accessible, witty, and constantly surprising.

Overview

When the midwife Jane Sharp wrote The Midwives Book in 1671, she became the first British woman to publish a midwifery manual. Drawing on works by her male contemporaries and weaving together medical information and lively anecdotes, she produces a book that is instructive, accessible, witty, and constantly surprising.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195086522
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/28/1999
Series:
Women Writers in English 1350-1850 Series
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword vii(2)
Acknowledgments ix(2)
Introduction xi(22)
Note on Humoral Theory xxxiii(1)
Selected Bibliography xxxiv(3)
Note on the Text xxxvii
THE MIDWIVES BOOK. OR THE WHOLE ART OF MIDWIFRY DISCOVERED
1(304)
Medical Glossary 305
Illustrations: The Figure Explained: Being a Dissection of the Womb
120
The Picture of all sorts of postures of Children
154

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