Batman vppon Bartholome his booke De proprietatibus rerum, newly corrected, enlarged and amended: with such additions as are requisite, vnto euery seuerall booke: taken foorth of the most approued authors, the like heretofore not translated in English. Profitable for all estates, as well for the benefite of the mind as the bodie. 1582.
Bartholomaeus, Anglicus, 13th cent., Trevisa, John, d. 1402., Batman, Stephen, d. 1584.

Of a Midwife. Cap. 11.

A Midwife is a woman that hath craft or skill to helpe a woman that tra∣uaileth of childe,* that she beare & bring forth hir childe, with the lesse paine end sorrow, and for that the childe should bee borne with the lesse trauayle, she anoyn∣teth and balmeth the mothers wombe, & helpeth & comforteth hir in that wise. Also she taketh the child out of ye womb, and knitteth his nauell foure inches long, with water she washeth away the bloud of the child, and bayneth him with salt and honie to drye vp the humours, and to comfort his lyms and members, and swatheth him in clothes and clouts. Seeke afore in libro. 5. in the chapter of the nauell.