Unknown Midwifery Lectures

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  • Reference
      GB 133 MMM/14/2/11
  • Dates of Creation
      Jan 1771
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English
  • Physical Description
      1 volume, 16 folios No binding

Scope and Content

Short manuscript, of which the latter half is blank, containing notes from lectures on midwifery from an unknown source. At the head of the first page is written 'author unknown' in Radford's hand. There are four distinct lectures each headed by the date on which they were given. The subjects covered include: remarks on the imagination of the mother, treatment of women after labour, breasts, scirrhous etc., cancer, nipples, venereal ulcers, fluxes, haemorrhoids, Plunket's formula, fevers, fevers of congenital duration, inflammatory fevers, miliary fever, prolapsus uteri [uterine prolapse], and moles.