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History's Midwives By Joan E. Grundy (FFHS, 2003). 136 pages (A5).


The first part of the book begins with the story of how childbirth was conducted in the 17th and 18th centuries at a time of political and religious upheaval in England. Part two is based on the Midwives Nominations of Yorkshire from 1662 732, during which time midwives applied to the diocesan authorities for a licence to practice their art. Includes over 2,000 names of midwives, childbearing women, medical men and ministers of religion.