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De l'indecence aux hommes d'accoucher les femmes, et de l'obligation aux femmes de nourrir leurs enfans. Pour montrer par des raisons de physique, de morale, & de medecine, que les meres n'exposeroient ni leurs vies ni celles de leurs enfans, en se passant ordinairement d'accoucheurs & de nourrices.

HECQUET, Philippe] (1661-1737).

Published by Jacques Etienne, 1708., Paris:, 1708
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Two works in one volume. 147 x 86 mm. 12mo. [xviii], 94; [xiv], 145, [7] pp. Decorated initials, headpieces; lightly water-stained. Contemporary full calf, raised bands, gilt spine, brown leather spine label, marbled end-leaves; rubbed, head of spine lightly chipped. Early ms. inscription on half-title. Crainz rubber stamp on title. Very good. FIRST EDITION. In this work, the pious French physician and theologian Philippe Hecquet argued that it is immodest and indecent to have male accoucheurs deliver their children and that a woman had a "natural right" to have a female midwife deliver their baby. In the second part of this two-part work, Hecquet argues that it is a woman's duty to nurse her infant. He documents the problems of producing milk for nursing and concerns about the health of the mother. Philippe Hecquet was "M.D. of Reins, 1684, and physician to Port-Royal, 1688-93. . . Hecquet . . . had to enter [the Paris Faculty] as a student in 1694, obtaining the license two years later and the 'bonnet de docteur' in 1697. He was made dean in 1712, and physician to the Charite in 1710." Bibliotheca Osleriana, p. 262. Blake, NLM, p. 202; Hirsch, III, p. 105; Osler 2922 (1744); Waller 4176 (Paris, 1744); Wellcome, III, p. 232. OCLC: 8 copies. Bookseller Inventory # M5070

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Title: De l'indecence aux hommes d'accoucher les ...

Publisher: Jacques Etienne, 1708., Paris:

Publication Date: 1708

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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