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The court midwife [electronic resource] / Justine Siegemund ; edited and translated by Lynne Tatlock.

Author/Creator:
Siegemund, Justina, 1636-1705.
Publication:
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2005.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (294 p.)
Series:
Other voice in early modern Europe.
The other voice in early modern Europe
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Subjects:
Midwifery -- Early works to 1800.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
First published in 1690, The Court Midwife made Justine Siegemund (1636-1705) the spokesperson for the art of midwifery at a time when most obstetrical texts were written by men. More than a technical manual, The Court Midwife contains descriptions of obstetric techniques of midwifery and its attendant social pressures. Siegemund's visibility as a writer, midwife, and proponent of an incipient professionalism accorded her a status virtually unknown to German women in the seventeenth century. Translated here into English for the first time, The Court Midwife contains riveting birthing scenes, sworn testimonials by former patients, and a brief autobiography.
Contents:
Front matter
CONTENTS
Acknowledgments
Series Editors' Introduction
Volume Editor's Introduction
Volume Editor's Bibliography
The Court Midwife of the Electorate of Brandenburg
Appendix A: Original Table of Contents
Appendix B: Glossary of New and Old Gynecological and Obstetric Terms
Series Editors' Bibliography
Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Tatlock, Lynne, 1950-
ISBN:
1-281-12607-1
9786611126070
0-226-75710-2
OCLC:
476229409
Publisher Number:
10.7208/9780226757100 doi