The making of man midwifery childbirth in england 1660 1770 routledge library editions history of medicine book 13 english edition 1. Access article in pdf book review catching babies the professionalization of childbirth 1870 1920 the making of man midwifery childbirth in england 1660 1770. Thank you adrian wilson thank you this historian of early modern england and new england patriots linebacker has written a book just for me because i have always wondered how did male obstetric practice eclipse female midwifery and then there on the clearance shelf i saw it the making. This work charts the gender shift in the history of childbirth from midwifery as a women only event to the male art of obstetrics the book is intended for academic libraries womens history history of medicine the family broad early modern history and childbirth professionals. In england in the seventeenth century childbirth was the province of women the midwife ran the birth helped by female gossips men including the doctors of the day were excluded both from the delivery and from the subsequent month of lying in
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