V0014914EL A woman seated on a obstetrical chair giving birth aided by

The Maladies of Midwives

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V0004889 Bernardino Ramazzini. Line engraving by J. G. Seiller, 1716.

A woman seated on a obstetrical chair giving birth aided by a midwife who works beneath her skirts.

V0014914EL A woman seated on a obstetrical chair giving birth aided by
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A woman seated on a obstetrical chair giving birth aided by a midwife who works beneath her skirts.
Lettering continues: “The obstetrical chair upon which women sat during childbirth is mentioned in the Old Testament. The Greeks occasionally used a special bed or couch for this purpose, but the obstetrical chair continued in general use until the seventeenth century and was often used as late as the nineteenth century. Many different types of chair were designed, but the one shown was reccommended by Eucharius Roslin 1513.

The original is a plate to: E. Roeslin, Rosengarten, 1513
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