The Art of Midwifery Improv’d

This blog from the New York Academy of Medicine fits in with Medical Library Matters. Midwives are an important group within the Medical Library users, both midwifery students and qualified midwives.

I’m sure they’d be amused to think that ‘the pelvic bones separate during childbirth, or that the fetus is born through it’s own strenuous efforts!!

Books, Health and History

During the fall 2013 semester, Hunter College students in Professor Daniel Margocsy’s undergraduate seminar, Health and Society in Early Modern Europe, 15001800, visited NYAM several times to talk about rare anatomical books. Each student then studied one text in depth, learned about its bibliographical and historiographical context, and wrote a blog post about that item. We are pleased to feature two of the blog posts from the class, one this week and one next, both on books from our collections relating to midwifery.

By Sarah Hatoum

The Discovery

Title page to The Art of Midwifery, Improv'd. Title page to The Art of Midwifery, Improv’d. Click to enlarge.

In the eighteenth century, the field of obstetrics enjoyed an influx of novel scientific observations about birth and innovations aiding the process of birth. Dutch physician Hendrik van Deventer, author of The Art of Midwifery Improv’dwas the first to give a thorough description of the pelvis…

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