Posts Tagged: Birth

Managing Victorian Reproduction: Medical Authority over Childbirth in British Advice Literature

By Anne Huebel “Obey implicitly the advice and directions of your medical attendant.”[I] Such was the advice of Dr. Thomas Bull for women in labor. Dr. Pye Henry Chavasse, Bull’s contemporary and rival in the advice literature industry, agreed. Doctors Bull

Managing Victorian Reproduction: Medical Authority over Childbirth in British Advice Literature

By Anne Huebel “Obey implicitly the advice and directions of your medical attendant.”[I] Such was the advice of Dr. Thomas Bull for women in labor. Dr. Pye Henry Chavasse, Bull’s contemporary and rival in the advice literature industry, agreed. Doctors Bull

Listening between the Lines: Patient Resistance in the Case Histories of William Smellie

By Marcia Nichols Eighteenth-century obstetrics pioneer William Smellie’s textbook, A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Midwifery (1752-1764), recounted his practice of more than 40 years in Scotland and London.[i] The case histories offer a rich treasure trove of information

Listening between the Lines: Patient Resistance in the Case Histories of William Smellie

By Marcia Nichols Eighteenth-century obstetrics pioneer William Smellie’s textbook, A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Midwifery (1752-1764), recounted his practice of more than 40 years in Scotland and London.[i] The case histories offer a rich treasure trove of information