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Louise Bourgeois : Midwife to the Queen of France : Diverse Observations

Alison Klairmont Lingo (éd.)

Alison Klairmont Lingo (éd.), Louise Bourgeois : Midwife to the Queen of France : Diverse Observations, ACMRS, The Toronto Series, Vol. 56, ISBN 978-0-86698-576-5.

Diverse Observations is a groundbreaking book available for the first time in English. Written by a midwife committed to improving the care of women and newborns, it records the evolution of Bourgeois’s practice and beliefs, comments on changing attitudes related to reproductive health, and critiques the gendered elitism of the early modern medical hierarchy.

Translated by Stephanie O’Hara
Edited by Alison Klairmont Lingo