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The Art of midwifery

Author: Hilary Marland
Publisher: London : Routledge, 1993.
Series: Wellcome series in the history of medicine.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on a vast range of archival material from six countries, the contributors show the diversity in midwives' practices, competence, socio-economic background and education, as well as their  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hilary Marland
ISBN: 0415116759 9780415116756
OCLC Number: 31077648
Description: xvi, 234 pages
Contents: Mothers and their midwives in seventeenth-century London / Doreen Evenden --
Provincial midwives in England : Lancashire and Chesire, 1660-1760 / David Harley --
Midwifery practice among the Quakers in southern rural England in the late seventeenth century / Ann Giardina Hess --
The midwives of south Germany and the public/private dichotomy / Merry E. Wiesner --
From hegemony to subordination : midwives in early modern Spain / Teresa Ortiz --
The politick midwife : models of midwifery in the work of Elizabeth Cellier / Helen King --
Midwife to a nation : Mme du Coudray serves France / Nina. Gelbart --
The Church, the state and childbirth : the midwife in Italy during the eighteenth century / Nadia Maria Filippini. Professionals? Sisters? Rivals? : midwives in Braunschweig, 1750-1800 / Mary Lindemann --
The 'burgerlijke' midwife : the stadsvroedvrouw of eighteenth-century Holland / Hilary Marland.
Series Title: Wellcome series in the history of medicine.
Responsibility: edited by Hilary Marland.

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"This is the first book to examine midwives in the period before the much-discussed "decline" of midwifery in the nineteenth century, and examines the lives, work, and knowledge of Europes midwives, Read more...

 
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