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Author: Macmath, James, 1648-1696.
Title: The expert mid-wife a treatise of the diseases of women with child, and in child-bed: as also, of the best ways and means of help in natural and unnatural labours. With fit remedies for the various maladies of new born babes. A work more full than any yet extant: and most necessar [sic] for all bearing women, mid-wifes, and others that practise this art. By Mr. James McMath, M.D.
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Print source: The expert mid-wife a treatise of the diseases of women with child, and in child-bed: as also, of the best ways and means of help in natural and unnatural labours. With fit remedies for the various maladies of new born babes. A work more full than any yet extant: and most necessar [sic] for all bearing women, mid-wifes, and others that practise this art. By Mr. James McMath, M.D.
Macmath, James, 1648-1696.

Edinburgh: printed by George Mosman, and are to be sold at his shop in the Parliament Closs., M. DC. XCIV. [1694]
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/B26427.0001.001

Contents
title page
TO THE LADY MARQƲISE OF DOUGLAS.
TO THE READER ESPECIALLY Bearing WOMEN AND Mid-wives.
The First BOOK:
CHAP. I. Of the Fertility and Steri∣lity of Women.
CHAP. II. Of Conception.
CHAP. III. Signs of Conception.
CHAP. IV. Of the Infants Formation.
CHAP. V. Of a True, and False big Belly, and their Signs.
CHAP. VI. How to know the different Times, and a true Term of Pregnancy.
CHAP. VII. If Woman go with Boy or Girle, and if she have more than One.
CHAP. VIII. Of Superfoetation.
CHAP. IX. Of a Mole.
CHAP. X. Of a right Government in Pregnancy, against bad Accidents.
CHAP. XI. Of Vomitings.
CHAP. XII. Of Pains in the Back, Reins, Hips and Groyns.
CHAP. XIII. Of pains of the Breasts.
CHAP. IV. Of Incontinency and diffi∣culty of Ʋrin.
CHAP. XV. Of the Cough and difficult Breathing.
CHAP. XVI. Of the Swelling and Pains of Thighs and Leggs.
CHAP. XVII. Of Haemmoroids.
CHAP. XVIII. Of pregnant Womens Belly Fluxes.
CHAP. XIX. Of Courses, of Flooding, and Whites.
CHAP. XX. Of the Weight or bearing down of the Womb.
CHAP. XXI. Of the Dropsy of the Womb and Oedematous Swelling of the Lips of the Privi∣ties.
CHAP. XXII. Of the Venereal Disease in Pregnant Women.
CHAP. XXIII. Of Abortion.
BOOK II.
CHAP. I. Of Labour in General.
CHAP. II. Of the Signs Antecedent, and Concomitant, of a Natural Labour, and the Non-natural.
CHAP. III. Of the Membranes, and Wa∣ters inclosed therein.
CHAP. IV. Of the Burden and Navel-String,
CHAP. V. Of the various Situations of the Infant in the Womb.
CHAP. VI. What the Woman is to doe, when her Time draws near.
CHAP. VII. What must be done, when the Woman falls in Labour.
CHAP. VIII. The Manner of expeding a Natural Labour, of one or more Children.
CHAP. IX. How to fetch away the After-Burden.
CHAP. X. Of the Causes and Cures of bad, and unnatural La∣bours.
CHAP. XI. The way of manual Opera∣tion in unnatural La∣bours.
CHAP. XII. Signs if the Child be Dead or Alive.
CHAP. XIII. To fetch the After-Birth when the String is broke.
CHAP. XIV. Of bringing a Child Foot∣ling.
CHAP. XV. How to do, when the Head thrusts out the Neck of the Womb before it.
CHAP. XVI. How to fetch a Child, when coming right it stops, be∣ing too big, or the Way strait.
CHAP. XVII. The Way of Delivery, when a Child presents the Side of the Head, the Cheek, or Face.
CHAP. XVIII. Of Delivery, when the Womb closeth about the Neck after the Head is born.
CHAP. XIX. Of a Delivery, when one or both Hands come with the Head, or when the one or both Hands offer alone.
CHAP. XX. Of a Delivery, when Hands and Feet offer together.
CHAP. XXI. Of a Delivery, when the Knees offer.
CHAP. XXII. Of a Delivery, when a Shoulder offers, the Back or Buttocks.
CHAP. XXIII. Of a Delivery, when the Breast, Belly or Side presents.
CHAP. XXIV. Of the Delivery, when se∣veral Infants present to∣gether in some of these different Postures.
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CHAP. XXVI. Of Floodings and Convul∣sions in Labour.
CHAP. XXVII. Of the Delivery, when a Child is Hydropical, or Monstruous.
CHAP. XXVIII. Of Delivering of a Dead Child.
CHAP. XXIX: Of Extracting a Mole and False Concepiton.
CHAP. XXX. Of the Caesarean Section.
BOOK III.
CHAP. I. Of Ordering a Woman new laid, and Naturally De∣livered.
CHAP. II. Of Applications to her Birth, Belly, and Breasts.
CHAP. III. How to Govern Women in Child-bed, when there is no ill Accident.
CHAP. IV. How to put away the Milk from These who give not Suck.
CHAP. V. Of Child-bed Cleansings.
CHAP. VI. Of Floodings, or an immode∣rate Flux of the Cleans∣ings.
CHAP. VII. Of the Suppression of Child-bed Cleansings.
CHAP. VIII. Of the Prolapse of Womb and Fundament.
CHAP. IX. Of Bruises and Rents of the Birth, or outward Parts of the Womb.
CHAP. X. Of After-Pains or Grind∣ing.
CHAP. XI. Of Inflammation of the Womb after Labour.
CHAP. XII. Of a Belly Flux after La∣bour.
CHAP. XIII. Of Tumors and Ruptures of the Belly and others.
CHAP. XIV. Of Inflammation of New∣lighter Womens Breasts.
CHAP. XV. Of the Curdling and Clod∣ding of the Milk.
CHAP. XVI. Of Aposthumes of the Breasts.
CHAP. XVII. Of Excoriations and loss of the Nipples.
CHAP. XVIII. Of the Feavers of Child-Bed-Women.
CHAP. XIX. Of Right Ordering and Dressing New-born In∣fants.
CHAP. XX. Of Dyeting and Ordering the New-born Infant.
CHAP. XXI. Of Infants Weakness when Born.
CHAP. XXII. Of Contusions and Hurts of the Head and other Parts.
CHAP. XXIII. Of the Mould and Sutures of the Head being too open.
CHAP. XXIV. Of the Closed Fundament.
CHAP. XXV. Of Cutting the Tongue when tyed.
CHAP. XXVI. Of Pains and Grips of the Belly.
CHAP. XXVII. Of the Inflamation, Ulce∣ration, shooting forth, and Rupture of the Navel.
CHAP. XXVIII. Of Infants Scaldings.
CHAP. XXIX. Of Ulcers of the Mouth.
CHAP. XXX. Of Teething.
CHAP. XXXI. Of Infants Looseness.
CHAP. XXXII. Of Infants Vomitings.
CHAP. XXXIII. Of Epilepsy and Convul∣sion.
CHAP. XXXIV. Of Infants Ruptures.
CHAP. XXXV. Of Scabs on the Heads and Faces of Infants.
CHAP. XXXV. Of the Small Pox and Mea∣zils.
CHAP. XXXVII. Of the Venereal Pox.
CHAP. XXXVIII. Of keeping Infants from be∣ing Glied, Awry, Croo∣ked or Lame.
CHAP. XXXIX. Of a Nurse.
A TABLE OF THE CHAPTERS.
BOOK I.
BOOK II.
BOOK III.