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Title: Aristotle's master-piece compleated: in two parts: the first containing the secrets of generation, in all the parts thereof. Treating, of the benefit of marriage, and the prejudice of unequal matches, signs of insufficiency in men or women; of the infusion of the soul; of the likeness of children to parents; of monstrous births; the cause and cure of the green-sickness: a discourse of virginity. Directions and cautions for mid-wives. Of the organs of generation in women, and the fabrick of the womb. The use and action of the genitals. Signs of conception, and whether of a male or female. With a word of advice to both sexes in the act of copulation. And the pictures of several monstrous births, &c. The second part, being a private looking-glass for the female sex. Treating of the various maladies of the womb; and of all other distempers incident to women of all ages, with proper remedies for the cure of each. The whole being more correct, than any thing of this kind hitherto published.
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Library
2012 November (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: Aristotle's master-piece compleated: in two parts: the first containing the secrets of generation, in all the parts thereof. Treating, of the benefit of marriage, and the prejudice of unequal matches, signs of insufficiency in men or women; of the infusion of the soul; of the likeness of children to parents; of monstrous births; the cause and cure of the green-sickness: a discourse of virginity. Directions and cautions for mid-wives. Of the organs of generation in women, and the fabrick of the womb. The use and action of the genitals. Signs of conception, and whether of a male or female. With a word of advice to both sexes in the act of copulation. And the pictures of several monstrous births, &c. The second part, being a private looking-glass for the female sex. Treating of the various maladies of the womb; and of all other distempers incident to women of all ages, with proper remedies for the cure of each. The whole being more correct, than any thing of this kind hitherto published.
Aristotle, attributed name., Salmon, William, 1644-1713.

London: printed by B. H[arris]. and are to be sold by most booksellers, 1697.
Subject terms:
Human reproduction
Gynecology
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A75579.0001.001

Contents
title page
illustration
frontispiece
The Introduction.
ARISTOTLE's MASTER-PIECE COMPLEATED:
PART I. OF THE Secrets of Generation, In all the PARTS thereof.
CHAP. I. Of Marriage, and at what Age Young Men and Virgins are capable of the Marriage-Bed, and why they so much desire it: Also how long Men and Women are capable of ha∣ving Children.
CHAP. II. How to get a Male or Female Child, and of the Embryo and Perfect Birth, with the fittest time for Copulation.
CHAP. III. The Reason why Children are like their Parents, and what the Mothers Imagination contri∣butes thereto; and whether the Man or Wo∣man be the Cause of the Male or Female Child, &c.
CHAP. IV. A Discourse of the Soul of Man, That it is not Propogated from the Parents, but is Infu∣sed by it's Creator; and can neither Die nor Corrupt; and at what time it is Infused. Of the Immortality thereof, and certainty of the Resurrection.
CHAP. V. Of Monsters, and monstrous Births, and the reason thereof, according to the Opinions of the Antients; also, whether Monsters are en∣dewed with reasonable Souls, and whether Devils can Engender, is briefly here discus∣sed.
CHAP. VI. A Discourse of the happy State of Matrimony, as 'tis appointed by God; and the true Fe∣licity that redounds thereby to either Sex; and to what End it was Ordained.
CHAP. VII. Of Errors in Marriage, what they are, and the Prejudice of them.
CHAP. VIII. The Opinions of the Learned concerning Chil∣dren conceived & born within Seven Months, with Arguments upon the Subject, to prevent Suspitions of Incontinency, and the bitter Contests that may arise between Man and Wife, on that Account. To which is added Rules for knowing the Disposition of Man's Body by the Genital Parts.
CHAP. IX. Of the Green-sickness in Virgins, with its Cau∣ses, Prognosticks, and cure: Together with the chiefest occasion of Barrenness in Women, and by what means to remove the Cause, and render them fruitful.
Of Barrenness.
Causes of Barrenness.
Signs of Barrenness.
Prognosticks.
Cure.
CHAP. X. Virginity what it is, in what it consists, and how violated; together with the Opinions of the Learned about the mutation of Sexes in the Womb, during the Operation of Nature, i framing the Body.
CHAP. XI. Directions and Cautions for Midwives, and first, How a Midwife ought to be qualified.
CHAP. XII. Further Directions to Midwives, teaching them what they ought to do, and what to avoid.
CHAP. XIII. Of the Genitals of Woman, External and In∣ternal, to the Vessels of the Womb.
CHAP. XIV. A Description of the Wombs Fabrick, the pre∣paring Vessels, and Testicles in Women, as also of the Different, or Ejaculatory Vessels.
CHAP. XV. A Discourse of the Ʋse and Action of the several Parts in Women, appropriated to Generation, &c.
CHAP. XVI.f the Organs of Generation in Man.
CHAP. XVII. A Word of Advice to both Sexes; being se∣veral Directions respecting the Act of Co∣pulation.
ARISTOTLE's MASTER-PIECE COMPLEATED.
CHAP. I. Of the WOMB, in General.
CHAP. II. Of the Retention of the Mnses.
CHAP. III. Of the overflowing of the Courses.
CHAP. IV. Of the Weeping of the Womb.
CHAP. V. Of the false Courses, or Whites.
CHAP. VI. Of the Suffocation of the Mother.
CHAP. VII. Of the Descending of falling down of the Mother.
CHAP. VIII. Of the Inflammation of the Womb.
CHAP. IX. Of the Schirrosity or Hardness of the Womb.
CHAP. X. Of the Dropsie of the Womb.
CHAP. XI. Of the Mola, or False Conception.
CHAP. XII. Of the Signs of Conception.
CHAP XIII. Of Ʋntimely Birth.
CHAP. XIV. Direction for Breeding Women.
CHAP. XV. Directions to be observed by Women at the time of their falling in Labour, in order to their safe Delivery; with Directions for Midwifes.
CHAP. XVI. In Case of Extremity, what ought to be Ob∣served, especially to Women, who in their Tra∣vel are accompanied with an Efflux of Blood, Convulsion, or Fits of the Wind.
CHAP. XVII. How Child-bearing Women ought to be Ordered after their Delivery.
CHAP. XVIII. How to expel the Cholick from Women in Child-Birth, &c.
The Conclusion.