Midwifery essay: Robert Gell, 1741

Scope and Content

Bound manuscript volume of a midwifery essay written by Robert Gell, Surgeon at Wirksworth, Derbyshire intended for the use of 'Country Midwifes...showing the ways how to deliver any difficult birth' covering non-intervention, birthing positions, preternatural births, caesarean section and diseases of women.

Administrative / Biographical History

Robert Gell was Surgeon at Wirksworth, Derbyshire.

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers by appointment, Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm. mailto: archives@rcog.org.uk

Archivist's Note

Catalogued by Penny Hutchins, July 2013

Conditions Governing Use

Out of copyright.

Reproductions are available at the discretion of the College Archivist.

Custodial History

Previously held in the library of N M Evans from 1823 and acquired by Miles Phillips in 1934. Presented by Professor Miles Phillips to the RCOG Library