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Author: Mauriceau, François, 1637-1709.
Title: The diseases of women with child, and in child-bed:: as also, the best directions how to help them in natural and unnatural labours. : With fit remedies for the several indispositions of new-born babes. : Illustrated with divers fair figures, newly and very correctly engraven in copper. : A work much more perfect than any yet extant in English: being very necessary for all chirurgeons and midwives that practise this art. / Written in French by Francis Mauriceau. ; Translated, and enlarged with some marginal-notes, by Hugh Chamberlen ...
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2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: The diseases of women with child, and in child-bed:: as also, the best directions how to help them in natural and unnatural labours. : With fit remedies for the several indispositions of new-born babes. : Illustrated with divers fair figures, newly and very correctly engraven in copper. : A work much more perfect than any yet extant in English: being very necessary for all chirurgeons and midwives that practise this art. / Written in French by Francis Mauriceau. ; Translated, and enlarged with some marginal-notes, by Hugh Chamberlen ...
Mauriceau, François, 1637-1709., Chamberlen, Hugh.

London: Printed by John Darby in St. Bartholomew-close; to be sold by R. Clavel in Cross-Keys-Court, and W. Cooper at the Pelican in Little-Britain; by Benj. Billingsly at the Printing-press in Cornhil near the Royal Exchange, and W. Cadman at the Popes-head in the lower walk of the New-Exchange, 1672.
Subject terms:
Obstetrics
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A88969.0001.001

Contents
title page
The Author's Epistle Dedicatory. To all my dear Brethren, the Sworn Ma∣ster-Chirurgeons of the City of Paris.
The Approbation of the four Sworn Pro∣vosts and Wardens of the Master-Chirurgeons of Paris.
An Extract of the Kings Priviledge.
The Author to the Reader.
The Translator to the Reader.
ERRATA.
Books newly printed.
The First Book. Of the Diseases, and different Dispositions of Women with Child, from the time of Con∣ception to the full time of Reckoning.
CHAP. I. Of the signs of Fertility and Sterility in Women.
CHAP. II. Of Conception, and the conditions ne∣cessary for it.
CHAP. III Of the Signs of Conception.
CHAP. IV. What Generation is, and what is necessa∣ry to it.
CHAP. V. Of big Bellies, and their differences; with the signs of the true and false great Bellies.
CHAP. VI. How to know the different times of Pregnancy.
CHAP. VII. Whether it may be known that a Woman is with Child of a Boy, or a Girl, and the signs whether she shall have many Children.
CHAP. VIII. Of SuPERFAETATION.
CHAP. IX. Of a MOLE, and its Signs.
CHAP. X. In what manner a Woman ought to govern her self during her being with Child, when it is not accompanied with other considerable accidents, to endeavour to prevent them.
CHAP. XI. The means to prevent the many Accidents, which happen to a Woman during the whole time of her being with Child; and first of Vomitings.
CHAP. XII. Of Pains of the Back, Reins, and Hips.
CHAP. XIII. Of the Pains of the Breasts.
CHAP. XIV. Of Incontinence, and difficulty of Urine.
CHAP. XV. Of the Cough, and difficult breathing.
CHAP. XVI. Of the swelling and pains of the Thighs and Legs.
CHAP. XVII. Of the Hemorrhoids.
CHAP. XVIII. Of the several Fluxes which may happen to a Woman with Child, and first of a Loosness.
CHAP. XIX. Of the Menstruous Flux.
CHAP. XX. Of Floodings.
CHAP. XXI. Of the weight, bearing down, or relaxation of the Matrix, which hinders a Woman with Child in her walking, and the freedom of coition.
CHAP. XXII. Of the Dropsie of the Womb, and the oedemi∣tous Tumours of the Lips of the Privities.
CHAP. XXIII. Of the Venereal Disease in Women with Child.
CHAP. XXIV. Of Abortion, and its Causes.
BOOK II. Of Labours Natural, and Unnatural; with the way how to help Women in the first, and the right means of remedying the rest.
CHAP. I. What Labour is, and the diffenrences of it, toge∣ther with its different terms.
CHAP. II. The Signs that precede and accompany aswel a natural as an unnatural Delivery.
CHAP. III. Of the Membranes of the Infant, and the Waters.
CHAP. IV. Of the Placenta, and Umbilical Vessels of the Child.
CHAP. V. Of the several natural scituations of an Infant in the Mothers Womb, according to the different times of Pregnancy.
CHAP. VI. What a Woman ought to do, when she hath gone her full time.
CHAP. VII. What is to be done when the Woman first falls in Labour.
CHAP. VIII. Of a natural Labour, and the means of helping a Woman therein, when there is one, or more Children.
CHAP. IX. How to fetch the After-burthen.
CHAP X. Of laborious and difficult Labours, and those against Nature, their Causes and Differen∣ces, together with the means to remedy them.
CHAP. XI. Of unnatural Labours, where Manual Operation is absolutely necessary, and what Observa∣tions the Chirurgeon must make before he goeth about it.
CHAP. XII. The Signs to know whether the Child be alive or dead.
CHAP. XIII. How to fetch the After-burthen when the string is broke.
CHAP. XIV. To deliver a Woman, when the Child comes footling.
CHAP. XV. How to fetch the Head when separated from the Body, & it remains behind in the Womb.
CHAP. XVI. How to help a Woman inher Labour, when the Childs Heed thrusts the Neck of the Womb forth before it.
CHAP. XVII. How to fetch a Child, when coming right it cannot pass, either because it is too big, or the Passages cannot be sufficiently dilated.
CHAP. XVIII. How to deliver a Woman when the Child pre∣sents the side of the Head to the Birth, or the Face.
CHAP. XIX. How to deliver a Woman when the Head of the Child is born, and the Womb closeth a∣bout the Neek.
CHAP. XX. How to help a Woman when the Child comes with one or both Hands together with the Head.
CHAP. XXI. How to deliver a Woman when the Child pre∣sents one or both Hands foremost, without any other part.
CHAP. XXII. How to deliver a Woman when Hands and Feet come together.
CHAP. XXIII. How to deliver a Woman, when the Child comes with the Knees.
CHAP. XXIV. Of a Delivery where the Child comes with Shoulder, Back, or Breast.
CHAP. XXV. Of those Births, wherein the Infant presents Belly, Breast, or Side.
CHAP. XXVI. Of Labours wherein several Children present together in the different Postures above named.
CHAP. XXVII. Of a Labour when the Navel-string comes first.
CHAP. XXVIII. Of a Labour wherein the Burthen either first offers, or first comes quite forth.
CHAP. XXIX. Of Floodings or Convulsions in Labour.
CHAP. XXX. How to deliver a Woman when the Child is Hydropical, or Monstrous.
CHAP. XXXI. Of delivering a dead Child.
CHAP. XXXII. Of extracting a Mola and false Conception.
CHAP. XXXIII. Of the Caesarean Section.
The Third Book. Treating of Women in Child bed, and of the Diseases and Symptomes befalling them at that time; Of Children new born, and their ordinary Distempers, together with neces∣sary directions for to choose a Nurse.
CHAP. I. What is fit to be done to a Woman new-laid, and naturally delivered.
CHAP. II. Of convenient Remedies for the lower parts of the Belly and Breasts of Women newly de∣livered.
CHAP. III. What Diet a Woman in Child-bed ought to observe during the whole time of her lying-in, when it is accompanied with no ill accident.
CHAP. IV. How to drive back the Milk in those Women who are not willing to give suck.
CHAP. V. Of several Diseases and Symptomes which happen to a Woman new laid, and first of Flooding.
CHAP. VI. Of the bearing down, and falling out of the Womb and Fundament of a Woman new-laid.
CHAP. VII. Of the bruises and rents of the outward parts of the Womb caused by Labour.
CHAP. VIII. Of after-Pains which happen to a Woman new∣laid, and of their several causes.
CHAP. IX. Of the Lochia which flow from the Womb in Child-bed. Whence they come, and the Signs when they are good or bad.
CHAP. X. Of the suppression of the Lochia, and the Ac∣cidents which follow thereupon.
CHAP. XI. Of the Inflammation which happens to the Womb after Delivery.
CHAP. XII. Of the Inflammation of the Breasts of the new-laid Woman.
CHAP. XIII. Of the Curdling and Clodding of the Milk.
CHAP. XIV. Of Aposthumes of the Breasts of a Woman new-laid.
CHAP. XV. Of Excoriation, and loss of the Nipples.
CHAP. XVI. Of tending Children new-born, and first how to bind, cut, and swath the Navel-string.
CHAP. XVII. Hôw a new-born Babe must be washed and cleansed from the Excrements, as also how it ought to be wrapped up in swadling Cloaths.
CHAP. XVIII. Of Dieting and Ordering a new-born Babe.
CHAP. XIX. Of the Indispositions of little Children, and first of their weakness.
CHAP. XX. Of Contusions, or Bruises of the Head, and other parts of the Body of a new-born Babe.
CHAP. XXI. Of the Mould of the Head, and of the Su∣tures being too open.
CHAP. XXII. Of a new-born Babes Fundament being closed up.
CHAP. XXIII. Of cutting the Tongue, when Tongue-tyed.
CHAP. XXIV. Of Gripes and Pains of the Belly of a young Child.
CHAP. XXV. Of the Inflamation, Ulceration, or shooting forth, or rupture of the Navel of a young Infant.
CHAP. XXVI. Of the Smartings, Redness and Inflammation of the Groin, Buttocks, and Thighs of the Infant.
CHAP. XXVII. Of the Ulcers (or Thrush) of the Mouth of an Infant.
CHAP. XXVIII. Of the pain in breeding the Teeth.
CHAP. XXIX. Of the Loosness of an Infant.
CHAP. XXX. Of Vomitings in Children.
CHAP. XXXI. Of a Hernia, or Rupture in Children.
CHAP. XXXII. Of the Scabs which are upon the Head and Face of young Children.
CHAP. XXXIII. Of the small Pox and Meazels in Infants.
CHAP. XXXIV. How to cure the Venereal Lues in Infants.
CHAP. XXXV. How to hinder Childrens growing squint-eyed, awry, crooked, or lame.
CHAP. XXXIV. Of the requisites and necessary conditions in the choice of a good Nurse.
A Table of the Chapters.
The First Book.
The Second Book.
The Third Book. Treating of Women in Child-bed, and of the Diseases and Symptomes befalling them at that time: Of Children new-born, and their ordinary Distempers, together with necessary directions, for to chuse a Nurse.