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BOURGEOIS, Observations diverses sur la stérilité, 1626

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BOURGEOIS, Louise. 

Observations diverses, sur la stérilité, perte de fruict, fécondité, accouchements et maladies des femmes et enfants nouveaux naiz. 

Rouen, Thomas Dare, 1626.

8vo (164x107 mm), (16)-233-(7) pages / (8)-251-(5) pages (a portraict is missing, pages 103 to 108 on second part are missing).  binding : Contemporary full vellum. Leather link are missing. Thin paper on first pages. 

Photo BOURGEOIS, Louise. 

Third edition.
First obstetrics book written by a midwife.
Louise Bourgeois (1563-1636), known as La Boursier, is known to have given birth to Queen Marie de Médicis.
His treatise, published in 1609, was enriched with a second part in 1617 and a third in 1627 (this third part is missing from our copy).

references: Garrison-Morton [6145 : "The first book on obstetrics published by a midwife. Louise Bourgeois was accoucheuse to the French court. She was one of the pioneers of scientific midwifery; her Observations was the vade mecum of contemporary midwives. She induced premature labor in patients with contracted pelvis, an idea probably derived from Paré."].

Price : 490 €

Photo BOURGEOIS, Louise. 
Photo BOURGEOIS, Louise. 
Photo BOURGEOIS, Louise. 
Photo BOURGEOIS, Louise. 
Photo BOURGEOIS, Louise. 
Photo BOURGEOIS, Louise. 
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