The Midwives Book: or The Whole Art of Midwifry Discovered

Paperback | August 15, 1999

byJane SharpEditorElaine Hobby

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When the midwife Jane Sharp wrote The Midwives Book in 1671, she became the first British woman to publish a midwifery manual. Drawing on works by her male contemporaries and weaving together medical information and lively anecdotes, she produces a book that is instructive, accessible, witty,and constantly surprising.

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When the midwife Jane Sharp wrote The Midwives Book in 1671, she became the first British woman to publish a midwifery manual. Drawing on works by her male contemporaries and weaving together medical information and lively anecdotes, she produces a book that is instructive, accessible, witty,and constantly surprising.

Elaine Hobby is at Loughborough University.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:August 15, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195086538

ISBN - 13:9780195086539

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