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Midwifery and medicine in early modern France : Louise Bourgeois

Author: Wendy Perkins
Publisher: Exeter, Devon, UK : University of Exeter Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An account of the work, writings and career of Louise Bourgeois, who had a flourishing midwifery practice at the French royal court at the beginning of the seventeenth century. Bourgeois was notable as a successful and articulate woman practitioner and author. Perkins, who is an expert on French literature, has integrated into her account recent work of social historians on medicine: on the medical market place, on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
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Perkins, Wendy.
Midwifery and medicine in early modern France.
Exeter, Devon, UK : University of Exeter Press, 1996
(OCoLC)607040397
Online version:
Perkins, Wendy.
Midwifery and medicine in early modern France.
Exeter, Devon, UK : University of Exeter Press, 1996
(OCoLC)609305738
Named Person: Louise Bourgeois Boursier; Louise Bourgeois Boursier; Louise Bourgeois Boursier; Louise Bourgeois Boursier; Louise Bourgeois; Louise (Hebamme) Bourgeois
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy Perkins
ISBN: 9780859894715 0859894711
OCLC Number: 34824853
Description: x, 170 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction --
Ch. 2. Life of Louise Bourgeois --
Ch. 3. Bourgeois's Anatomical and Physiological Theories --
Ch. 4. Delivery of a Child --
Ch. 5. Bourgeois's Relationship with her Clients --
Ch. 6. Midwife and Medical Men --
Ch. 7. The Recueil Des Secrets --
Ch. 8. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Wendy Perkins.

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The author was midwife to Maria of Medici, Queen of France, from 1601 to 1609, and the first woman in modern times to write about what she calls her "art". This book gives an account of her life, and  Read more...

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