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Mrs Stone & Dr SmellieEighteenth-Century Midwives and their Patients$
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Robert Woods and Chris Galley

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781781381410

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781781381410.001.0001

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Other cases from London, &c.

Other cases from London, &c.

(p.314) 8 Other cases from London, &c.
Mrs Stone & Dr Smellie

Robert Woods

Chris Galley

Liverpool University Press

This chapter reprints selected case notes from twenty-two authorities in London to illustrate the chronology of developments in obstetrics in France, England, and Scotland during the long eighteenth century. The case notes are taken from some of the most important and influential midwifery texts published during the period, including child delivery observations by Paul Portal, Guillame Mauquest de La Motte, William Giffard, Edmund Chapman, William Clark, Edward Rigby, and Robert Lee. Various cases such as haemorrhage, miscarriage, a woman affected with a most violent flux of blood, difficult birth, Cesarean section, placenta left in the uterus, preternatural labour, and flooding after a miscarriage are presented.

Keywords:   case notes, England, obstetrics, midwifery, child delivery, Paul Portal, Edward Rigby, haemorrhage, miscarriage, Cesarean section

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