The Art of Midwifery
Early Modern Midwives in Europe
Edited by Hilary Marland
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Art of Midwifery by Hilary Marland
Book DescriptionThe Art of Midwifery is the first book to examine midwives' lives and work across Europe in the early modern period. Drawing on a vast range of archival material from England, Holland, Germany, France, Italy and Spain, the contributors show the diversity in midwives' practices, competence, socio-economic background and education, as well as their public function and image. The Art of Midwifery is an excellent resource for students of women's history, social history and medical history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415116756
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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