|Title:||Aristotle's manual of choice secrets shewing the whole mystery of generation : with receipts to prevent barrenness, and cause conception : very necessary to be known and practiced by all midwives, nurses, & young married women / translated out of Latin by J.P.|
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2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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Aristotle's manual of choice secrets shewing the whole mystery of generation : with receipts to prevent barrenness, and cause conception : very necessary to be known and practiced by all midwives, nurses, & young married women / translated out of Latin by J.P.
Aristotle,, P., J.
London: Printed by John Back, ..., 1699.
Imperfect: all after p. 116 incorrectly numbered.
Reproduction of original in the University of Illinois Library.
Obstetrics -- Early works to 1800.
Neonatology -- Early works to 1800.
ARISTOTLE's MANUAL Of Choice SECRETS.
CHAP. I. The Office and Duty of an Expert Midwife, in giving a right Judgment whether a Woman has Conceived or not.
CHAP. II. Of True Conception, with the Signs of it.
CHAP. III. Of False Conception, and the Signs of it.
CHAP. IV. Shewing by the Signs, whether a Woman shall be delivered of a Boy or a Girl.
CHAP. V To know whether a Woman shall have Two Children at a Birth.
CHAP. VI. How a Woman, during her going with Child, ought to be Dieted; and what kind of Meats and Drinks are most proper and conducing to her Health and safe Delivery.
CHAP. VII. Of Sleep, Exercise, Labour, and great Noises, as they tend to the Advantage or Preju∣dice of Women with Child.
CHAP. VIII. Of Purges to be Taken: And of the Passions of the Mind.
CHAP. IX. How to prevent Diseases, and other Griefs, in a Childing Woman, by Oyles, Oynt∣ments, Fomentations, and Internal Medicaments; with the several Receipts to make and apply them.
CHAP. X. Of unreasonable Longings, Hicup, and Vomitings; their Cause, and Remedy: Also Pains in the Stomach, Belly, Flanks, &c. Back, Hips and Groin; Difficulty of making Ʋrin, Palpitation of the Heart, and Swoonings; Cough, Sore Throat; Co∣stiveness and Laxativeness; Swellings in the Legs and Thighs, &c.
CHAP. XI. To prevent a Womans Coming before her Time, Signs of Abortion, or Miscarriage: With proper Remedies a∣gainst them.
CHAP. XII. How a Woman is to be Order∣ed when she comes to her Delivery; and to know when it is Labour or not.
CHAP. XIII. Of Natural and Difficult Births: And how the Child ought to be Ordered when drawn forth: With Receipts for many Cordials; and Directions for other things, useful on this Imergency.
CHAP. XIV. What ought to be done if a Wo∣man come before or after her Time; and to bring away dead Children. Also to stay the Flux, and Remedy divers other Accidents happening to those newly Delivered.
CHAP. XV. How her Belly, &c. must be Ordered after Delivery: And what Physick and Cor∣dials are proper, from her Lying down to her Ʋprising. Which many other things needful to be known and Practiced.
CHAP. XVI. Of Nurses, How they ought to be Qualified and Dieted.
CHAP. XVII. How to Order the Child in it's Dressings, Lying, Sleeping, Diet, &c.
CHAP. XVIII. Of the Diseases Incident to Children: With their Cure.
CHAP. XIX. Of the Small Pox in Children: It's Cause, Symptoms and Cure.
CHAP. XX. Of Barrenness: Shewing the Signs of Insufficiency in Men and Women, and Remedies against it: With other choice Secrets.