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Author Chamberlayne, Thomas.

Title The complete midvvife's practice enlarged [electronic resource] : in the most weighty and high concernments of the birth of man. Containing a perfect directory, or rules for midwives and nurses. As also a guide for women in their conception, bearing and nursing of children: from the experience of our English viz. Sir Theodore Mayern, Dr. Chamberlain, Mr. Nich Culpeper. and others of forreign nations. With instructions of the Queen of France's midwife to her daughter, a little before her death, touching the practice of the said art. The fourth edition enlarged, with the addition of Sir Theodore Mayerns rare secrets in midwifry, with the approbation of sundry the most knowing professors of midwifry now living in the city of London, and other places, viz. R.C. J.D. M.S. T.B.W.C.M.H. practitioners of the said art. With a further discovery of those secrets kept close in the breast of Mr. Nich. Culpeper, and other English writers; never made publick till now. A work so plain, that the weakest capacity may easily attain the knowledge of the whole art. Illu

Published London : printed for Obadiah Blagrave at the Bear in St. Pauls Church-yard, over against the little North-Door, 1680.


Location Call No. Status
Uniform title Compleat midwifes practice
Physical description [28], 12[?] [i.e. 322], [14] p., [3] leaves of plates : port.
Series Early English books online
Notes Page 322 is misnumbered 12[?].
An expanded edition of "The compleat midwifes practice" (Wing C1817C), originally published in 1656 and attributed to Thomas Chamberlayne.
With engraved frontispiece illustration depicting Louise Bourgeois Boursier, midwife to the Queen of France.
The words "Sir Theodore ... Culpeper." are enclosed in braces on title page.
Signatures: [A] [B]⁴ chi² A-X.
Chi² is a bifolium consisting of letterpress "The explication of the figure" on verso of first leaf and an engraving of female anatomy on recto of second leaf.
"Rare secrets brought to light" has separate dated title page; pagination and register are continuous.
Reproduction of original in the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London.
Wing (CD-ROM, 1996) C1817F
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Mich. : UMI, 1999- (Early English books online) Digital version of: (Early English books, 1641-1700 ; 2527:9) s1999 miun s
Other author Boursier, Louise Bourgeois, ca. 1563-1636.
Mayerne, Théodore Turquet de, Sir, 1573-1655.
Culpeper, Nicholas, 1616-1654.
Subject Obstetrics -- Early works to 1800.
Midwives -- Early works to 1800.
Gynecology -- Early works to 1800.
Medicine -- Early works to 1800.
Variant Title Complete midwife's practice enlarged
Other title Rare secrets brought to light.
Local subject Internet access