|Author:||Roeslin, Eucharius, d. 1526.|
|Title:||The byrth of mankynde, newly translated out of Laten into Englysshe. In the which is entreated of all suche thynges the which chaunce to women in theyr labor, and all suche infyrmitees whiche happen vnto the infantes after they be delyuered. And also at the latter ende or in the thyrde or last boke is entreated of the conception of mankynde, and howe manye wayes it may be letted or furtheryd, with diuers other fruytefull thynges, as doth appere in the table before the booke.|
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The byrth of mankynde, newly translated out of Laten into Englysshe. In the which is entreated of all suche thynges the which chaunce to women in theyr labor, and all suche infyrmitees whiche happen vnto the infantes after they be delyuered. And also at the latter ende or in the thyrde or last boke is entreated of the conception of mankynde, and howe manye wayes it may be letted or furtheryd, with diuers other fruytefull thynges, as doth appere in the table before the booke.
Roeslin, Eucharius, d. 1526., Jonas, Richard,
[Imprynted at London: By T[homas] R[aynald]] Cum priuilegio regali, ad imprimendum solum, [Anno Domini. M.CCCCC.XL. ]
|Alternate titles:||Swangern Frawen und hebammen Rosegarten. English Der swangern Frawen und hebammen Rosegarten.|
By Eucharius Roeslin, whose first name is given on leaf 6v.
A translation by Richard Jonas, whose name appears on leaf 6r, of a Latin translation of: Der swangern Frawen und hebammen Rosegarten.
Printer's initials and publication date from colophon; printer's name from STC.
Signatures: AB4 C-Y4.
Variant: title page lacks "Cum priuilegio ..".
Reproduction of the original in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery.
Obstetrics -- Early works to 1800.
¶ An admonicion to the reader.
¶ Vnto the most gracious / and in all good∣nesse most excellent vertuous Lady Quene Katheryne / wyfe and most derely belo∣uyd spouse vnto the moste myghty sapient Christen prynce / Kynge Henry the .viii. Richard Io∣nas wyssheth perpetuall ioye and felicyte.
table of contents
THE FYRSTE BOKE.
THE FYRSTE ¶ After what maner and fasshyon the byrthe lyethe in the mothers wombe, and howe many caules it is com∣passed and wrapped in. ¶ Cap .i.
¶ Of the tyme of byrthe, and whiche is called naturall or vnnaturall. ¶ Cap .ii.
¶ Of easye, and vneasye, difficull, or dolorous delyueraunce, and the causes of it, with the sygues howe to knowe, and forese the same. ¶ Cap .iii.
¶ Howe a woman with chylde shall use herselfe, and what remedies be fo them that haue harde labor. ¶ Cap .iiii.
¶ Remedies and Medicines by the whiche the labor maye be made more tollerable, easy, and without great payne. ¶ Cap .v.
¶ Certayne pylles the whiche make the labor easye and with∣oute payne.
¶ Howe the Secondyne or seconde byrth shall be sorsed to yssue forth, yf it come not frelye of his owne kynde. ¶ Cap .vi.
¶ Howe that many thynges chaunse to the women after theyr labor, and howe to auoyde, defende, or to remedye the same. ¶ Cap .vii.
¶ Of aborcementes or vntymelye byrthes and the causes of it, and by what remedyes it maye be defended, holpen & eased. ¶ Cap .viii.
¶ Of deade byrthes, and by what sygnes or to∣kens it maye be knowen, and by what meanes it maye also be expelled. ¶ Cap .ix.
¶ Howe the infante newlye borne, muste be handled, nouryshed, and loked to. ¶ Cap .x.
¶ Of the nourse, and her mylke, and howe longe the chylde sholde soucke.
THE SECONDE BOKE.
¶ Of dyuers deceases and infirmities whiche chaunse to chyldren lately borne, and the remedyes therefore.
¶ Of the flyx or ouer muche loosenesse of the bellye.
¶ To vnloose the chylde beynge bounden.
¶ Remedye for the crampe or distention of the membres.
¶ Remedy for the coughe and distillation of the heade.
¶ Remedye for shorte wynde.
¶ Agaynst wheles or bladders on the tounge.
¶ Of exulceration or clefture, chappynge, or chynynge of the mouthe.
¶ Of Apostumation and runnyng of the eares.
¶ Of Appostumation in the heade.
¶ Of the swellynge or bolnyng of the eyes.
¶ Of the scum or whyte of the eye.
¶ Agaynst immoderat heate or the feuer.
¶ Agaynst frettynge or knawynge in the belly.
¶ Agaynstc swellynge of the bodye.
¶ Agaynst often sneesynge.
¶ Of whelkes in the body and the cure.
¶ Agaynst swellyng of the coddes.
¶ Agaynste swellynge of the nauell.
¶ Agaynst vnslepynesse.
¶ Agaynste yexynge.
¶ Of yerkenesse or appetyte to vomyte.
¶ Agaynst fearefull and terrible dreames.
¶ Consumption or pynynge awaye of the body.
¶ Of lassitude, werynesse, or heuynesse of the chyldes hodye.
¶ Of trymblynge of the bodye and the membres of the bodye.
¶ Of the stone.
¶ Of google eyes or lokynge a squynt.
THE THIRDE BOKE.
¶ Of suche thynges the which shalbe en∣treated of in this thyrde boke. ¶ Cap .i.
¶ Of conception, & howe many wayes it maye be hyndered or letted. ¶ Cap .ii.
¶ Howe many wayes conception maye be letted. and howe the causes maye be knowen. ¶ Cap .iii.
¶ Howe to knowe whether lacke of conception be of the woman or of the man, and howe it maye be perceaued whether she be conceaued or no. ¶ Cap .iiii.
¶ Of certayne remedyes and medycynes which shall cause the woman to conceaue. ¶ Cap .v.