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[MIDWIFERY]. [ANON].
DIE SÄCHSISCHE WEH=MUTTER. welche gründlich weiset, wie sich eine Heb=Amme so wohl bey wieder= als natürlichen Geburten, nichts minder wegen der Kreisenden als Kinder, mit Rath und That, theils durch geschickte Handgriffe, theils auch dienliche Artzney=Mittel in allerhand Zufällen zu verhalten hat; nebst vielen andern den Frauen zu wissen höchstnöthig und nützlichen Dingen. Alles aus bewehrten Auctoribus zusammen getragen und aus Christlicher Liebe zum Druck befördert. Franckfurt und Leipzig, Verlegts Christophe Hülße, in Jahr 1701. [bound with]:DER SÄCHSISCHEN WEH=MUTTER. Ander Theil Bestehend in dienlichen und offt=probirten Artzeney=Mitteln. Wider allerhand gefährliche inn=und äußerliche kranckheiten des weiblichen geschlechts zu gebrauchen: Nebenst beyfügang unterschiedener zubereitung sonderbahrer medicamenten. Leipzig, Verlegts Christoph Hülße, 1701.
1701. Two parts bound in one volume, 8vo; pp. [viii], 686 [pagination error], 689 - 884, [12] index; 526, [2] index; with engraved frontispiece (a little cropped along outer margin with minor loss of image), and seventeen small woodcut illustrations within the text; first title-page in red and black and printed on thicker paper; old paper repair to outer margin of a4, a number of ink stains affecting p. 354 in Part I, pp. 857-60 unopened, lower outer corner torn and missing of p. 372 of Part II, small stain affecting outer margin of Part II ff. 421 through to the end, with some further light browning and occasional staining throughout; general clean and bright; small contemporary ownership inscription at head of front pasted-down; Scarce and compendious anonymous practical guide intended for the use of midwives in the German state of Saxony. One of a number of instructional works issued on the authority of regional states, the present compilation issued by the Leipzig publisher Christophe Hulße draws upon a number of traditional authorities, and is divided into two sections. The first provides detailed advice on pregnancy and delivery, whilst part two focuses upon internal and external diseases of women, as well as providing a useful materia medica. Although with no obvious reference to the pioneering work of Justine Siegemundin published only eleven years previously in 1690, it may perhaps be no coincidence that the present work was published in the same year as she rose to become court midwife of Prussia, Siegemundin having done much to raise the profile and levels of ins … [Click Below for Full Description]
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