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Woman

An Historical Gynæcological and Anthropological Compendium

  • 1st Edition - January 1, 1935
  • Authors: Hermann Heinrich Ploss, Max Bartels, Paul Bartels
  • Editor: Eric John Dingwall
  • Language: English
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 1 - 4 8 3 1 - 9 4 1 8 - 9

Woman: An Historical Gynælogical and Anthropological Compendium, Volume Three provides information pertinent to the obstruction in the normal process of labor. This book discusses… Read more

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Woman: An Historical Gynælogical and Anthropological Compendium, Volume Three provides information pertinent to the obstruction in the normal process of labor. This book discusses the various ways and treatment, the obligations and duties of women among the different nations and races. Organized into 21 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the physical condition of women in child birth. This text then discusses the mechanical aids designed to hasten delivery and explains the external manipulations to bring about a normal presentation of the child. Other chapters provide a discussion of woman's milk as a medicine, especially for consumption. This book discusses as well the mutual relationship between grandmothers and their grandchildren. The final chapter deals with displayed special manners, customs, and superstitions at the death of a person who has remained unmarried, or of a woman who has died during pregnancy, in labor, or in childbed. This book is a valuable resource for anthropologists.