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The politick midwife: models of midwifery in the work of Elizabeth Cellier

King, Helen (1993). The politick midwife: models of midwifery in the work of Elizabeth Cellier. In: Marland, Hilary ed. The Art of Midwifery: Early Modern Midwives in Europe. Wellcome Institute Series in the History of Medicine. London: Routledge, pp. 115–130.

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The 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.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 1993 The Author, 1993 The Editor, selection and editorial matter
ISBN: 0-415-06425-2, 978-0-415-06425-5
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > Classical Studies
Item ID: 34305
Depositing User: Helen King
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2012 13:55
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 11:52
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