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Mrs Stone & Dr Smellie : eighteenth-century midwives and their patients

Author: Robert Woods; Chris Galley; Sarah Stone; William Smellie
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How did midwives deliver women in the past? What was their understanding of anatomy and physiology? How did they cope with unnatural presentations, haemorrhage, miscarriage and stillbirths, constipation? Were lives being prolonged and risks diminished? Midwifery case notes offer a considerable source of evidence, which, when used with care and imagination, help to tackle these questions. This book demonstrates this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)890938485
Named Person: Sarah Stone; William Smellie; William Smellie; Sarah Stone
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Woods; Chris Galley; Sarah Stone; William Smellie
ISBN: 9781781382158 1781382158
OCLC Number: 938433891
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Contents: List of figuresList of tablesPreface1. Midwives, their women and patients2. Reading case notes3. Sarah Stone, Somerset midwife4. Mrs Stone's Complete Practice5. William Smellie, man-midwife and instructor6. Dr Smellie's London cases7. The new obstetrics8. Other cases from London, &c.9. Midwifery through case historiesAppendicesGlossaryBibliographyIndex
Responsibility: Robert Woods and Chris Galley.

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The case-notes are fascinating if sometimes rather gruesome reading, admirably set in context and interestingly discussed. The analysis is meticulous, insightful and wide-ranging even if I do not Read more...

 
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