By Howard Wilcox Haggard
Half One THE CONQUEST OF demise AT start I. Childbirth and Civilization 3T he care given the child-bearing girl; an index of civilization Medieval indifference to the soreness of ladies Baptism earlier than beginning Filthy a while of religion stipulations for the girl of this present day Leaders within the conquest of demise The cultural lag Low place of girls within the usa How primitive girls undergo their childrens Why they've got few problems The damaging affects of civilization -N ative confinements Customs of purification hard work believed a voluntary act at the childs half tough counsel in tough laborS aliva as a therapeutic agent the increase of the midwives Early rules to manage midwives The obstetrical chair Innovation of utilizing a mattress for childbirth Indian obstetrical practices the drugs of the traditional Greeks Legends of y!sculapius Hygeia A celestial professor Restoring the inhabitants of Hades remedy within the Temple of Esculapius Discrimination opposed to childbearing girls The oath of yE sculapius Hippocrates the good Manifold tasks of Greek midwives boy or girl publicity Abortion Systematized superstitions of the Romans The Greek physicians migrate toR ome They gather their charges Cato sprediction Pliny No legislation opposed to malpractice The Greek physicians misbehave themselves Royal intrigue Greek drugs develops in Rome Soranus the height of historic midwifery The opinion of Soranus on abortion. II. Sairey Gamps and theM idmen x5 drugs declines and fanaticism rises the main unlucky interval within the heritage of womankind lady can pay for the autumn of guy A ban placed upon abortion Ccsarean part encouraged Crude surgeryS ex techniques and theology The supervision of midwives and prostitutes Sairey Gamps and vagabond surgeons Shepherds and herdsmen excluded from obstetrical instances an indication of advancing civilizationS anitary stipulations in medieval towns Unpaved streets and pigpens
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He contracted during the city. Nero employed the latter to treat the bruises his nightly revels incognito in the streets of CHILDBIRTH AND CIVILIZATION Greek medicine continued to Rome and develop at 23 culminated in the ancient practice of midwifery as told in the writings of Soranus of Ephesus, second century after Christ. women diseases of set a Soranus lived in Rome standard beyond which there was no further advance for fourteen centuries and indeed much regression. contempt for the Roman in His work on midwifery and the the time of Trajan and Hadrian.
She was nineteen years He also brought with his senior and a widow with two children. him to the throne a wife who was embittered by the loss of her husband's affection and by the treatment she had received from the his affections French because of her sterility during the first ten years of her mar- Although she subsequently had ten children This wife later was to leave in thirteen years, her rancor persisted. She was the a mark of blood and ruin on the history of France. Italian Catherine de' Medici.
The operation obtained after he was born. Caesar's its mother lived for several years name from the fact that the Roman law required this procedure in case of the mother's death; the laws under the emperors became Caesarean laws, and the operation the Caesarean operation. primitive child woman had might be but one great fear at childbirth — that her, in such a position, as, for instance, transversely across normal head-down position, that it Such cases were fatal for both the child and the mother, but fortunately were rare because of the active life led her pelvis instead of in the could not be born.