Born to procreate : women and childbirth in France from the Middle Ages to the eighteenth century /

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Author / Creator:Graves, Rolande J., 1938-
Imprint:New York : Peter Lang, c2001.
Description:x, 162 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Language:English
Series:Studies in the humanities : literature-politics-society, 0742-6712 ; vol. 53
Studies in the humanities (New York, N.Y.) ; vol. 53.
Subject:Childbirth -- France -- History.
Maternal health services -- France -- History.
Obstetrics -- France -- History.
Women -- Health and hygiene -- France -- History.
Childbirth.
Maternal health services.
Obstetrics.
Women -- Health and hygiene.
France.
History.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/4579116
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ISBN:0820449075 (alk. paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. [157]-162).
Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. Medieval Scientific Knowledge
  • 2. Obsterical Manuals and the Knowledge Therein: from Soranus to Guillemeau
  • 3. Midwifery: Struggles, Controversies, Misconceptions, and Miseries
  • 4. Precursors of Modern Obstetrics
  • Bibliography